Fraud Prevention

Avoid Scams

Every day criminals attempt to use the Internet to cheat people with get-rich-quick schemes, deals that are too good to be true, and other creative scams. These criminals also try to steal people's identity, passwords, PINs, Social Security Numbers, account numbers, and more. You are your best defense against these criminals.

Here are some things you can do to protect yourself on the Internet:

  • and BSL Financial Services will never ask you for private information in an email. If you get such an email do not reply to it and do not click on any links in it. Please forward that email to us by clicking the "Forward" button in your email reader and entering the address This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it in the "To" field. We will take appropriate action.
  • If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam. Never reply to an email of which you are suspicious.
  • If you get SPAM, do not ask to be taken off their list and do not reply. This will let the SPAMMER know that they have a good email address and a person who is susceptable to their scams.

If you want to find out more about Internet scams and how to protect yourself, here are some places you can look:

If you ever have a question about a or BSL Financial Services email or transaction, please call us.


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