It’s National Protect Your Identity Week and experts are warning consumers to be alert for potential scams.
Anne Wallace with the non-profit Identity Theft Assistance Center says criminals constantly change tactics to lure new victims into their web.
Wallace says people should be suspicious of any email with an urgent request for personal financial information. She also says it’s a good idea never to click on a link contained in unsolicited e-mail. The Identity Theft Assistance Center recommends reporting “phishing” or other attempted scams to the Anti-Phishing Working Group and the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. Consumers can file a complaint online at www.ic3.gov.