Scammers will target you through fake emails, text messages, voice calls, letters, or even show up unexpectedly at your front door. No matter which technique the scammer uses, here’s some red flags of a scam:
There are many convenient ways to send money to people you know. However, if you authorize a transfer or send money to a scammer, there’s often little we can do to help get your money back. That’s why we encourage you to talk with your Merrill Advisor about ways to protect yourself and your money before wiring or transferring funds. Taking these steps can help you reduce the risk of falling victim to scams:
Scammers use different tactics to get victims to fall for their schemes. In some cases, they can be friendly, sympathetic and seem willing to help. In others, they use fear tactics to persuade a victim. Here are some common scam types, and examples of the deceptive emails or text messages scammers may send in attempt to steal your personal and financial information:
If you feel you may have been a victim of a scam, contact us immediately at 1.800.MERRILL (637.7455) or speak to your financial advisor.
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