As a part of money transfer in business, GoiTien247 always maintain and enhance the trust that we build with our customers to protect the compliance efforts. Nowadays, consumer protection laws and regulations are necessary in an operation and increase the compliance program that helps us meet the legal and regulatory requirements. Therefore, we invested a large of time to educate consumers about fraud to protect their money sending. GoiTien247 has continuously improved our consumer protection compliance programs via consumer fraud awareness notice at each agent locations and Fraud prevention to effectively educate and protect customer to protect themselves
#1. When you send money on the online system, you should THINK TWICE before entering any personal or financial information on the website.
#2. If you are being targeted by a scam, you should talk to friends, relatives, or experts to find out if it really is a scam. And the next step should be contact Hong Lan Office for further assistance or online at www.consumerfed.org/fraud.
#3. Think you are won big: If you receive an official looking notice by mail or email saying you have won a large sum of money by lottery or sweepstakes. In order to claim your prize, you are required to deposit the check and send a money transfer to cover taxes and processing fees. Be aware that if you don’t remember entering a lottery or sweepstakes, you did not win. Chances are these are scam to make you deposit the upfront money to process your claim. Remember no legitimate lottery or sweepstakes ask for money up front.
#4. Make sure the person you’re talking to is who they say they are. Ask for their name, and if you’re still not sure, ask them to tell you their last name or middle name. If they don’t know it or won’t give it to you, end the call and hang up.
#5. IRS Phone Scam: If you get a phone call by someone claiming to be from the IRS: don’t talk to the caller or give out any personal information, hang up immediately and report the call online at IRS Impersonation Scam reporting or by phone at (800)366-4484. Please note that the IRS will never call about money owed without first mailing you a bill or threaten to send the law enforcement officer to arrest you.
#6. Grandparents or relatives scam: If you get a call or email from someone claiming to know you and asking for help, check to confirm if that’s legit before you send any money. Remember to ask some questions that would be hard for the imposer to answer correctly or contact the person who they claim to be directly. Don’t send money unless you are sure it’s your real family member whom you know.
#7. One sample of an internet fraud is a senior receives email messages that appear to be from a legitimate company or institution asking them to “update” or “verify” their personal information. A senior receives emails that appear to be from the IRS about a tax refund.
If you suspect elder financial abuse, don’t hesitate to confront the perpetrator and get proper authorities involved. Theft should be reported to law enforcement officials, and there are local and state social services agencies in every state to help elderly victims of financial abuse. The National Center on Elder Abuse (www.ncea.aoa.gov) or (www.eldercare.gov) can point residents in every state to an elder abuse hotline.