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Memorial day weekend scams
MILWAUKEE - Whether you are out and about, or staying home this Memorial Day weekend, listen up.
There are a number of scams that con artists try to pull off during Memorial Day weekend.
Here is how you can protect yourself:
If you get a phone call, e-mail, or text message telling you that you need to provide personal or banking information, on nthe spot, watch out.
Con artists love to take advantage of us during times when we cannot verify if a request is legitimate, especially during times when our banks and government offices are closed for the weekend or holiday.
When in doubt, wait until the next business day to check things out.
If you will be traveling, do not post that you are on vacation on social networking sites, and take measures to protect your home and the things that you take with you, especially things that could be used to steal your identity or drain your bank account.
Trust your gut instinct about deals that may seem to good to be true.
Be particularly careful of high pressure sales tactics that offer free gifts, tickets or vacations if you complete a form or sit through a presentation.
We all want to have a relaxing, fun filled weekend, but as you do, be careful not to let your guard down around people who are experts at taking advantage of others.