Red Flags

Beware of Callers Who:

  • Use high pressure sales tactics;

  • Insist on an immediate decision;

  • Request a credit card number or social security number;

  • Wants to send someone to your home to pick up the money or requests that you send payment via overnight delivery;

  • Make statements that something is “free” and then follows it by a requirement that you have to pay for something;

  • Will not provide references that you can contact or any written information about the product, service, charity or the business itself;

  • Ask many questions of a personal nature regarding your marital or financial status, social security number, date of birth, the makeup of your household, or your schedule or routine;

  • Ask you to withdraw or transfer from your bank account to their account;

  • Play on your emotions by telling you of personal hardships, crisis, or “bad luck”; or

  • Use a business name that sounds like a governmental agency.