Personal safety:

When you meet someone for the first time, adhere to these steps:

  • Meet that person in daylight or a well-lit public area; never in a secluded place;
  • Do not meet at your home, and do not accept invitations to their home
  • Never tell about your hobbies, your job schedule, or favorite places you frequent
  • Exercise common sense caution when you trade, sell or buy high value items, have a friend or relative accompany you, if possible
  • Always inform a friend or a relative about your plans to meet and carry a cellular phone
  • Follow your instincts. If something seems wrong or you don’t feel safe, refuse the transaction and leave

Ways to report a fraud or scam attempts:

For California –

For Canada – or call 8884958501 (toll-free)