by Deputy Teresa Duffy
Douglas County TRIAD

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June 21, 2013
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10 ways to avoid fraud

Scam artists in the U.S. and around the world defraud millions of people each year. They use the phone, email, postal mail, and the internet to trick you into sending money or giving out personal information. Here are 10 things you can do — or not — to stop a scam. 1. Know who you’re dealing with. Try to find a seller’s physical address (not a P.O. Box) and phone number. With internet phone services and other web-based technologies, it’s tough to tell where someone is calling from. Do an online search for the company name and website, and look …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 21, 2013 05:42PM Published Jun 21, 2013 05:36PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.