Beware of Scams in the Modern Age

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In the age of modern technology, it is important to be wary of scams used to gain private information from one of your accounts or devices. This sensitive information can be used to take money from the victim without him or her even knowing.

There are several different ways someone can gain access to a person’s account or device.

Some of the more common ways are:

  • Sending malicious emails. A favorite tactic among scammers is to send an email that disguises itself as being from someone in the target’s contact list. The email will usually say something along the lines of “Hey, check this out” followed by a link. Upon clicking the link, the victim grants the virus access to the computer. The virus can then grab whatever it wants, and will also send itself to everyone on the victim’s contact list.

  • Sending malicious texts. The victim will receive a text message, making some claim that a balance is overdue on some account, and may request that the person open a link to a website to pay the balance. The text could also ask for account information to verify that the victim is who they claim to be. Upon doing so, the victim grants the scammer access to the account.

  • Phone scam. For phone scams, the scammer calls an unsuspecting person and claims to be a representative from some company or law enforcement agency. They will tell the intended victim that money is owed, and it needs to be paid right away or a warrant will be issued for the victim’s arrest. It is a common scare tactic. The idea is to get the victim so freaked out that they no longer think straight. If a person receives a call like this, they should hang up right away. If they are truly concerned that there may be an issue, contact the company or law enforcement agency that supposedly called. This ensures that the real company or agency is actually reached, not someone claiming to be from them.

The best thing to do in all of these cases, is to stop and think. You should never click on a link unless you are completely sure that you can trust the source of the link. The case of emails, check to see the actual email address that sent the message. You may find that even though it says it came from someone you know, it actually came from a random address.

If you are unsure if something came from a friend or not, simply ask the friend through some other means, not replying to the email or text that sent the questionable link. Your friend may have no idea what you are talking about, which tells you the message was a scam.

Another important note, is that no government or law enforcement agency will require people to pay fines or debts with money transfers or store bought cards. Scammers prefer these methods of payment since it is harder for the victim to get the money back once it is sent away.

Whenever you receive a message that seems strange, or a phone call that you can’t quite believe, question it. Take a step back and think your next move out carefully. It can save you a lot of trouble and headaches later on.

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Benefits and Risks of Bail Bond Co-Signers

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Dealing with an arrest is an incredibly stressful and tense time, not just for the individual, but for their loved ones as well. There will be some bickering, but there should be mostly figuring out how to get through this situation together. Multiple parties will be involved in some way or another: the defendant, a bail bond company like Cerritos Bail Bond Store, employers who may need to know, friends, family, a lawyer, and a co-signer.

This all sounds pretty straight-forward, but not the co-signer. What is a co-signer, and what do they do?

A co-signer is needed for the bail bond portion. This person assumes responsibility of the defendant to see that they show up for their court appointments. If the defendant does not, the co-signer will face consequences, such as needing to pay monetarily or relinquishing any collateral they pledged.

In the instance that the defendant goes rogue to their bail release conditions, not all has to be lost for the co-signer, if they act in time. At any time, the co-signer can withdraw from their position and responsibilities of the defendant. The defendant will then be taken back into custody until he or she can get another co-signer for their bail bond. The original co-signer will not face additional consequences for asking to be withdrawn from the bail bond, except for maybe a bit of their relationship with the defendant.

If you would like more information on bail bonds and co-signer roles, speak with Cerritos Bail Bond Store anytime online or at 877-793-2245.

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What is the Rush to Go to Jail?

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Even if you are running late for your holiday engagement, it is better not to frantically rush and drive recklessly. Sure, you do not want to miss too much, but get there when you get there. It is better than getting into an accident or being pulled over!

For the cops, trying to get somewhere on time is no excuse. Everyone is trying to get somewhere safely. Everyone wants to enjoy their holiday parties. The cops just want to ensure this happens, and if they see you driving recklessly, they will not hesitate to pull you over.

Thankfully for you, just like the cops will not hesitate to do their job, we at Cerritos Bail Bond Store will not hesitate to do ours. Our job is to bail defendants out of jail, and it does not matter to us what crime you are accused of. All that matters is that you are eligible for bail. What we are saying is that if for whatever reason you are arrested by the cops, we can help bail you out of jail.

Cerritos Bail Bond Store can be reached online, or at 877-793-2245.

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