Beware of Home Warranty Scams
Jul 23, 2021
Scammers are finding more ways to gain access to your confidential information, including using fake solicitations. Recently, scammers have attempted to scam people by mailing them letters regarding home warranty programs. In these letters, people were urged to call to reinstate their coverage. If you receive this type of letter, or any communication soliciting confidential information, we encourage you to:
Examine the letter, text or email for any misspellings, punctuation errors or grammar issues. Legitimate companies go through rounds of proofreading before sending out communications.
Take note of any threatening language or unnecessary urgency. This is a tactic to try and get you to respond immediately.
Research the company. If you are suspicious, a simple online search will help you confirm your suspicions.
Don't call the number on the letter. This will lead you to either a real person or automated recording that will try to acquire confidential information.
The best thing to do is disregard the letter completely. Shred it or throw it out with your junk mail.
If you have any questions or concerns about a communication you received that references Maspeth Federal Savings, please contact us directly.