Tuesday Tips: How to Protect Yourself from Online Scams

As we conduct more and more business online–from communicating via email to making purchases, the potential for falling victim to fraudsters becomes more likely.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen an increase in incidents where people have been targeted by online scammers and wanted to provide tips to avoid being taken advantage of.

  1. If someone claiming to be associated with MyPoints requests your password, it is a scammer. MyPoints will never ask you to provide a password. Speaking of passwords, check out these tips from Google for creating strong passwords.
  2. Please be cautious of messages from any unofficial “Mypoints” Facebook accounts. If you encounter suspicious messages, do not engage with them. Instead, report them directly to our administrative team through our Facebook book page or through our customer service portal.
  3. MyPoints will only ask you to complete activity within your account. If you receive directions to do an activity outside of MyPoints site (www.mypoints.com), it is most likely a scam.
  4. If your MyPoints account has been compromised by a scammer, please follow the steps outlined in this post.
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