SCAM ALERT: Protecting your self from technology scams
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is reminding people to be on the lookout for con-artists using technology to scam you.
The Federal Trade Commission says the Volunteer State has the 10th highest rate per capita for fraud reports.
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Here are some tips to help protect you from scammers:
- Make sure you have strong passwords
- Don't store passwords on your browser
- Never give personal or financial information over the phone
If you get a call claiming to be from the IRS or law enforcement threatening arrest, hang up. It's always a scam.