Your BBB® continues to hear from consumers, almost daily, regarding a call, email or text from someone claiming that they have computer problems, won a prize or owe money. We want to help spread the word that most of these calls are from impostors.

These impostors pose as government agencies like the IRS, FTC or Social Security Administration as well as computer technology companies and lottery organizations. By using a names of well-known entities, they are attempting to gain your trust so you’ll send your money or personal information to them.

So how do you avoid being taken in by a scam like this?