There are also collection agencies who stray from established, legal methods in order to collect legitimate debts. They’re trying to collect on a debt you don’t owe Unscrupulous collectors will sometimes contact people with the same name as the actual debtor, or even settle for someone with a collection calls for debts you didn’t incur can also be a signal that you have been a victim of identity theft.If you’ve received such a call, it may be time to check your credit report if you have not done so recently, to look for anything that shouldn’t be there.Should you win a door prize at the event, the prize belongs to your agency and the agency may choose to either keep the prize or dispose of it in accordance with state rules and regulations.
The same advice parents might deliver to young drivers on their first solo journey applies to everyone who wants to navigate safely online.
A special agent in our Cyber Division offered the following: A firewall helps protect your computer from hackers who might try to gain access to crash it, delete information, or even steal passwords or other sensitive information.
To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report.
Note: The FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams, so if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam.
If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at [email protected]