BoomerTECH Adventures: Protect yourself from scammers

 BoomerTECH Adventures: Protect yourself from scammers

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All of these messages came in via a text message, email, or a landline. All are scams! But they seem so reasonable, you may think. That’s why these scammers are successful; the message seems plausible. Often, they threaten legal action which can be a bit unnerving. The scammers are trying to get you to send money or reveal personal information that can be sold or used in identity theft.

Why are scams growing at a fast rate? The answer is straightforward–they are highly profitable for the scammers. Over $20 billion was bilked out of unsuspecting Americans in 2020. That’s up from 8.6 billion in 2014. Many of the scams are…

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