Common scams

With cyber-fraud incidents on the rise and fraudsters waging sophisticated attacks through phone, text, email, and other digital channels, it’s important to recognize the warning signs that someone is trying to scam you.

We’ve identified the most common scams that fraudsters are currently using to steal your money and personal information. 

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Am I being scammed?

It’s often difficult to tell the difference between a scam and an urgent request or a new opportunity. This tool will help you to determine whether or not you’re being targeted by a common scam and guide you to more information as to how to spot and avoid everyday scams.

Common scams that target your money

AI and Deepfake Scams

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology enables computers and machines to perform tasks that historically needed human intelligence, like understanding language, recognizing patterns, making decisions, and learning from experience. AI scams are fraudulent schemes that exploit AI technology to deceive or trick you. These scams build on classic tricks that make them more effective than ever. Examples include impersonating companies and individuals, generating fake investment opportunities, posting fake reviews, creating fictitious profiles, and spreading misinformation.

Deepfakes use artificial intelligence to create or manipulate images, audio, and videos to produce convincing yet deceptive portrayals of people or events. They may look and sound convincing and have demonstrated their effectiveness in blackmail, deception, and extortion.

Deepfakes and AI scams can pose serious threats to your privacy and security. They can be used to spread misinformation, blackmail, harass, or steal money. They can also erode our trust and make us doubt what we see and hear.

Recognize it

Be suspicious of familiar voices or videos used in unusual requests for money or sensitive information.

Reject it

Establish a code word with your family and trusted friends, something that is not available on social media.

Report it

If you believe you have been impacted by fraud, call us immediately at 1-866-625-0561.

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