Guaranty Federal Bancshares : Protect Yourself and Loved Ones by Knowing How to Avoid a Scam

 Guaranty Federal Bancshares : Protect Yourself and Loved Ones by Knowing How to Avoid a Scam

Here at Guaranty Bank, we’ve seen a sizable uptick in fraud attempts, particularly against older customers. They often fall victim to these crimes by simply trusting too much, so recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you or a loved one avoid falling for one.

Four Signs That It’s a Scam

1. Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know.

Scammers often pretend to be contacting you on behalf of the government. They might use a real name, like the Social Security Administration, the IRS, or Medicare, or make up a name that sounds official. Some pretend to be from a business you know, like a utility company, a tech company, or even a charity asking for donations.

They use technology to change the phone number that appears on your caller ID. So the name and number you see might not be real.

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