Protect your finances and personal information by staying alert against fraud
Recognizing common signs of scams can help you avoid being the next victim of financial fraud. Here are some things to remember about scams and tips to help you avoid them.
If you’re not sure if the call, text or email you’ve received is a scam, you can call to verify the information. Scammers commonly pretend to be the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) or Medicare/Health Insurance. If you’ve received a suspicious call, text or email from someone claiming to be from the IRS or Medicare, call these organizations to verify the information and/or report the scam.
Your BankSouth banker can also help you determine if the person who contacted you is trustworthy or attempting to scam you. You may also report financial scams and fraud to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).