Beware of Disaster Scams

 


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In the wake of major hurricanes this season, security experts are warning Americans to remain vigilant against scams targeting victims and donors. Often after natural disasters individuals receive fraudulent emails directing them to malicious websites. Be sure when you receive an email with a hurricane- or disaster-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink that you know and trust the sender before opening it. Also, be wary of social media pleas for donations, texts, and door-to-door solicitations related to severe weather.

See more tips on this at the FTC's website.

It only takes one misstep to land your personal information into the hands of the wrong person. If you are the victim of fraud, call SEFCU immediately to report it. To learn about other ways to protect your confidential information, visit SEFCU’s Privacy & Security Center.