Scam Prevention Tips

Tips From Wells Fargo:

  • First and foremost, use common sense. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Never give personal information to a stranger who contacts you, whether by telephone, email, or other means.
  • You are responsible and liable for items you cash or deposit into your account, whether they are a check, money order, transfer, etc.
    • Don't accept payments for more than the amount of the service with the expectation that you send the buyer the difference.
    • Don't accept checks from individuals you've only met online.
    • Don't accept jobs in which you are paid or receive commission for facilitating money transfers through your account.
  • Be wary of offers of mortgage modification, foreclosure rescue, or short sale scams involving money-back guarantees, title transfers, up-front fees, or high pressure sales tactics.
  • No matter how urgent someone claims a deal or job offer is, you should research and confirm its legitimacy.