Is it a Scam?

Once It’s Gone, It’s Gone.

Imposter scams often begin with a call, text message, email, or an alert on your computer. The scams may vary but work the same way — a scammer pretends to be someone you trust, a bank employee, a government agent, or someone who promises to fix your computer — to convince you to send them money or share personal information.

Scammers may ask you to send cryptocurrency (Bitcoin machine), wire money, or purchase gift cards. Scammers commonly demand that you pay this way as they know these payments are hard to reverse. NEVER make a payment like this to someone you don’t know.


Be Suspicious of any call from someone claiming to be the government or a bank employee asking for money or personal identifying information. They don’t do this — scammers do.

Never Pay with cryptocurrency (Bitcoin machine), gift cards, or wire transfers. If someone tells you to pay this way — IT’S A SCAM!

Check with the Agency, Person, or Company. Don’t use the phone number given to you. Look it up yourself & call to find out if they are trying to reach you, and why.

Don’t Trust Caller ID. Even if it might look like a real call, it can be faked.


Tell your bank teller if someone asks for money. Share these tips with friends and family to keep them safe from fraud.

SCAM TIP: If someone asks you to send money quickly, STOP. It’s a scam!


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