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Tips for Internet Scam Victims
Tips for Internet Scam Victims – Script
How to Fight Phishing Once You’ve Been Hooked
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July 28, 2011
THOUGH MOST CONSUMERS EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN OFFERING PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE, ONE IN FIVE AMERICANS REPORT THAT THEY HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF A PHISHING SCAM. ALARMINGLY, TWO-THIRDS OF THOSE WHO DIDN’T OR WOULDN’T REPORT A SCAM SAID IT WAS BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T KNOW HOW. ROD GRIFFIN, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AT EXPERIAN, SAYS KNOWING HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST SCAMS IS AS IMPORTANT AS KNOWING HOW TO REACT IF YOU FIND YOURSELF AS THE VICTIM.
ROD GRIFFIN, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AT EXPERIAN:
“Notify your local police department of any instances of confirmed theft of your personal information. Contact your bank, credit card companies, and credit reporting companies to request that they add a fraud alert to your accounts and credit reports. Contact the company that appeared to request the information fraudulently to either verify the request or notify the organization of phishing activity. Don’t delay reporting and don’t be embarrassed, a staggering number of people are victims of phishing scams.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM FRAUD, PLEASE VISIT EXPERIAN DOT COM SLASH CREDIT EDUCATION.
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