A phone call from a government employee asking for money or offering to give it away is a red flag! The government will never ask for money or give money away over the telephone.
Matters of the heart can blur common sense. If you're asked to send money to a new acquaintance, often with a sense of urgency, be alert to this "red flag" - it may be a scam.
Receiving a frantic phone call that involves a person in need can cause panic and confusion. Create a "red flag" by making sure family members can recognize these scams.
Learn about the most common scams.
You're sitting at home when you get a call from a friendly employee from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) asking for your personal information. This might be a scam!
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