Internet Account Updates
You may receive e-mail requests that seem to be from your Internet Service Provider stating that your "account information needs to be updated" or that "the credit card you used to sign up for service is invalid or expired and the information needs to be reentered to keep your account active." Such requests may come from scam artists seeking to obtain your personal information to commit fraud. If you receive this kind of request, do not respond without checking with your Internet Service Provider first.
Phony Identity Theft Prevention Services
The Federal Trade Commission warns that some companies that claim to be identity theft prevention services are guises for obtaining personal information from you such as your driver’s license number, mother’s maiden name, Social Security number and credit and bank account numbers. Remember, do not give out any personal information over the phone or online unless you are familiar with the business that is asking for it. If you are unsure about a firm, check it out with the Better Business Bureau.