The world's savviest scam artists have been hard at work finding new ways to steal your money. Our past tips have focused on methods that are old hat now: Enable two-step verification, don't click links in suspicious e-mails, and ignore e-mails with misspellings and poor grammar. While these tips still apply, scammers have found workarounds, so please take an extra bit of caution:
• A popular method to defeat two-factor verification is to call the victim asking to confirm receipt of the pass code. Never give the pass code from a text message over the phone. If you receive an unexpected text message relating to two-factor verification, your password has likely been hacked, and you should change it immediately.
• If you receive a phone call from your bank, credit card company, or broker, it's never a bad idea to hang up and call the company yourself. Ironically, scammers often gather private information by claiming to represent your bank's fraud department.
• When speaking with Midway Capital, you will only talk with Todd or Rachel. Neither of us has a hint of a foreign accent. In extremely rare cases, you may receive a phone call from Shareholder Service Group asking you to confirm instructions they've received. You're welcome to call them directly at 800-380-7370 if the confirmation request comes as a surprise. Midway can be reached 24x7 at 312-445-8562 if you would like our assistance.