Passing scam check will show if you are shrewd enough to avoid scams and prevent yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft.
Identity theft has exploded in the last few years. Every nineteen minutes a person becomes a victim of identity theft.
Due to wide spread corporate carelessness, the economy, the ever evolving hi-tech electronics, and not being aware of the many scams making the rounds, almost 50% of victims don’t even know their identity was stolen.
Scammers are getting more and more creative in ways to take your money and leave you the victim of their crime.
To learn more, go to identity theft scams to become aware of the array of scams just waiting to make you the victim.
1. - Scam Check Question: How are you able to protect your debit card data from scammers when you take cash out at an ATM?
A. - As you enter your PIN you cover the keyboard.
B. - To see if the ATM’s card slot is secure, wiggle the card.
C. - Look for a flashing or bright light at the slot on newer ATM’s.
D. - All of the above.
Don’t frequent your bank ATM at night when you are more vulnerable and/or alone.
Go to atm security to learn more ways to protect yourself from identity theft.
2. - Scam Check Question: Which area codes suggest a scam when your phone rings and the recorded voice instructs you to call a specific number regarding an undeliverable package.
A. - 473, 664, or 784
B. - 284, 649, 809, of 876
C. - All of the above.
3. - Scam Check Question: You receive an email from an IRS address that requires you to give personal information after you have filed a tax return.
A. - Delete this message unless you sent an email to the IRS and are expecting a reply.
B. - Click the link in the email to access more information.
C. - Provide the asked for personal information via email.
4. - Scam Check Question: Should you file a police report if your wallet is stolen or lost?
A. - Yes. Sending copies of the police report to credit bureaus and credit card issuers will help to clear up any identity theft.
B. - No. The police won’t investigate because of lack of time.
See stolen wallet to learn more ways to protect your wallet and purse and what to do if they are stolen.
5. - Scam Check Question: What do you do if your computer flashes a warning that your computer requires an immediate antivirus scan and offers you a free scan?
A. - Click (OK) and run the free scan.
B. - Click the corner symbol or (No thanks) to close the pop-up message.
C. - Hold down the Control and Alt keys on your computer and press delete.
Choose “End Task” under the Applications tab then perform a full scan using your existing antivirus software.
Go to cyber identity theft to become knowledgeable about how to protect yourself from internet crime.
6. - Scam Question: You receive a letter and check for $5,500 stating you won a lottery and it’s a partial payment.
You are instructed to deposit the check in your account and wire all or some of the money to the prize authority for other fees and insurance in order to receive the full jackpot amount. You should:
A. - Deposit the check, but don’t send the fees.
B. - Shred and trash the check.
C. - Deposit the check and send the fees requested.
Go to lottery scam to learn more regarding this popular type of identity theft scam.
Question #1. – B, C, and D test for skimming devices that steal you’re card data. A - Blocks cameras and prying eyes.
Question #2. - C - All these codes happen to be from the Caribbean.
The scammer plans to run up your phone bill by at least $50 per call.
Question #3. - A - The federal government does Not send unsolicited emails in this manner.
This is a Fake! A mailed letter will be sent if there is an issue concerning your tax return.
Question #4. - A - Also inform the issuers of all your other cards such as, Medicare, drivers license etc.
Question #5. - C - It doesn’t matter where you click in the on screen alert, it is capable of giving your computer a virus.
Question #6. - B - The check is FAKE. You never have to pay any type of fee to collect a prize from a contest.
Any money you withdraw from your bank your bank will want back.
If you have one or two correct you are in danger of becoming a victim.
If you have 3 or 4 correct you are in a 50-50 position.
If you have 5 or 6 correct congratulations, you did a fantastic job on this scam check test.