The best way to prevent your falling victim to any type of scam, is to be informed. Learn how scams are perpetrated so you can recognize a scam before it’s too late.

Here are a number of independent resources to help support that education:


Fake checks are commonly used in online scams. Learn more about how to recognize and avoid potential fake check scams:


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was created over 100 years ago with a mission to protect consumers. It is a valuable educational resource that covers a wide variety of scams, how they work, and what to do if you’ve become a victim of a scam.


For information on how to stay safe & secure online, visit:


Scams can be reported to the FTC at:


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also a wealth of information on how to spot various fraud schemes. Their website includes links on how to submit tips and report online scams & incidents:


Familiarize yourself with the most common scams the FBI encounters:


One of the most widespread fraudulent schemes today is known as the “romance scam.” Learn more about romance scams and how to recognize them: