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Would You Recognize a Pretexter If You Saw One ?

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Pretexting is “the practice of getting your personal information under false pretenses.”  Valuable information such as your Social Security Number, telephone records and your bank and credit card account numbers are what pretexters are after.  You can learn how to recognize these scam artists and their sneaky tactics on the Federal Trade Commission’s excellent web site www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/pretext.htm.  Pretexters sell your personal information to people who could use it to “get credit in your name, steal your assets or to investigate or sue you.”   Check it out !

Author: jjreference

Susan Mullin is the Adult Reference Librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library.

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