|1. Don’t click on anything in an unsolicited email or text message asking you to update or verify account information. |
2. Never send funds to a merchant until you can confirm that the request to change a payment destination is legitimate, like a statement from them or a verified customer service phone number.
3. Don’t rely only on caller ID to confirm someone’s identity, as scammers can compromise that too. Look up the company’s phone number through a legitimate source like a statement provided by the company, and don’t use the number a potential scammer is providing. Take your time. A legitimate associate will never pressure you to immediately make a decision. They’ll provide you with all the necessary information and specific time frames to make your decision.
4. When in doubt, hang up the phone and call your business service team number directly. You may call at the number listed on the back of your debit or credit card and bank statement. Or google the phone number of the business and make sure you call the correct number.
|We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about how these scams evolve. It’s all part of how LikeCoolStuff is looking out for your financial safety every day.|
Always, be extra careful when opening email links, replying to emails, paying to bank accounts. Before paying to any bank account, ALWAYS CHECK the IBAN or account number.