1. Spot imposters. Scammers often pretend to be someone you are likely to trust, like a manager or executive from your company. Don't send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request - whether it comes as a text, a phone call, or an email.
2. Don't believe caller ID. Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake caller ID information, so the name and number you see aren't always real. If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up. If you think the caller might be telling the truth, call back to a number you know is genuine, such as your supervisor or the corporate office to inquire if the call was legitimate.
3. Don't pay upfront for a promise. Someone might ask you to pay in advance for a supply invoice or utility bill. They may tell you your job is at risk if you refuse to comply. If you receive a call like this, hang up. Again, if you think the caller might be telling the truth, call back to a number you know is genuine, such as your supervisor or the corporate office to inquire if the call was legitimate.
4. Talk to someone. Before you do anything with money or personal information, talk to someone you trust. Call a supervisor or the corporate office to verify the request.
5. Hang up on robocalls. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales pitch, hang up and report it to the FTC. These calls are illegal, and often the products are bogus. Do not press 1 to speak to a person or to be taken off the list. That could lead to more calls.
6. Don't deposit a check and wire money. By law, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. If a check you deposit turns out to be a fake, you could be responsible for repaying the bank.
Source: Federal Trade Commission