We’ve all been busy and in a bit of a fog during this pandemic — trying to manage work, life and, in some cases, schooling from home — that it’s easy to get distracted.
That’s exactly what scammers have always counted on: you being busy multi-tasking or just a little distracted as you answer a phone call or look at an email. Then they’ll get you to give them information to avoid the unauthorized charge they’re contacting you about or the sweepstakes that you’ve won, among other tactics.
Here’s examples of a few scam calls or emails you may get that I’ve ever received myself or heard from readers:
• An email notifying you of an unauthorized charge on one of your accounts.
• A text about an unauthorized charge or an upcoming delivery you were not expecting that you need to confirm.
• A caller from (name the agency or company, IRS, Medicare, Amazon, Apple) wanting to confirm or troubleshoot your account…