Safeguard Your Financial Accounts from Scammers

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Stay Alert: Safeguard Your Financial Accounts from Scammers

Scammers are evolving every day, constantly devising new tactics to pry away your personal information and money. As a trusted member of FreeStar Financial, we urge you to stay vigilant. Here's how to spot the most common scams and keep your accounts safe:

Email/Text (Phishing):

Be wary of emails or texts containing links that direct you to a website requesting your personal information. Always validate the source. If in doubt, directly contact the sender.

Online Shopping Traps:

Fake online stores with unbelievable deals are a red flag. Shop only at familiar and trusted outlets. Verify unfamiliar sites before entering payment details.

Emergency Scams:

Scammers might pretend to be a family member in dire need. Always validate emergencies independently before taking any action.

Unsolicited Phone Calls:

If someone claims they're from FreeStar Financial or any government agency and asks for personal details, hang up. Contact the institution directly to confirm.

Deceptive Social Media/Dating Apps Profiles:

Fake profiles can win your trust and then ask for money. Know who you're dealing with and never transfer funds to strangers.

To further enhance your safety:

  • Stay Updated: Regularly update your software and operating system.
  • Use Strong Security Measures: Employ firewall and antivirus software.
  • Guard Your Information: Be cautious about sharing personal information online.
  • Verify Before Clicking: Only trust links from known contacts.
  • Trust Your Instincts: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Report: If you suspect you've fallen victim, contact FreeStar Financial immediately and consider notifying the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

With collective caution, we can outsmart these scammers. Trust your instincts, double-check sources, and remember that FreeStar Financial is always here to support you.

Concerned about your account? Call us now at 586-466-7800. We're here to help!

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