Phone scams are more common and trickier than ever.
To protect your identity and money, follow these tips:
Don’t answer calls from unknown numbers.
Never give unexpected callers personal information, including passwords or Social Security numbers.
If a caller asks you to press a button, hang up. It may be a robocaller, and scammers use this trick to identify targets.
Don’t answer questions with “yes.” Scammers could record the response as a voice signature used to authorize fraudulent charges.
Remember that a legitimate company or government agency usually mails a statement before calling, especially about payments.
When it comes to avoiding phone scams, caution is key.