Ditch the Pitch
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is encouraging Facebook users to take action to secure their online accounts and guard against scams in light of the most recent breach announcement.
Over 90 million accounts were affected by the breach that gave access to consumers’ personal data that can be used in phishing attempts or to answer security questions. Even if your account was not breached, scam artists follow the headlines and may use the breach in attempts to separate you from your personal information or money. Facebook users should consider the following to avoid falling victim to fraudsters:
For more information on avoiding scams, see SCDCA’s scam guide, “Ditch the Pitch.” Scam reporting is an important step in helping SCDCA empower consumers to recognize and avoid scams. Report scams to SCDCA’s Identity Theft Unit online or by calling 844-835-5322.
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs aims to protect consumers from inequities in the marketplace through advocacy, complaint mediation, enforcement and education. To file a complaint or get information on consumer issues, visit www.consumer.sc.gov or call toll-free, 1-800-922-1594.