Do research before you decide on a vacation package.
Use a reputable travel agency.
Be wary of overly friendly strangers in public areas.
Keep your long distance telephone card number secure. Do not allow others to observe your card number or overhear your conversation.
Never pay for items you have not ordered.
Investigate all offers before buying. Read the fine print.
Ignore chain letters.
Check a company's track record. Deal only with reputable, known companies. Check references.
Do not provide personal or financial information to companies unless you know they are legitimate.
Avoid high-pressure sales tactics. Deals that are "limited time offers" can be a sign of fraud.
Federal law allows for consumers to advise telemarketers not to call again. Keep a list of names and dates of companies, which you have warned not to call. If a company calls you again, contact the Delaware Attorney Generals Office or Federal Trade Commission.
Hang Up, you have no obligation to speak with or entertain any offer.
Remember that if an offer sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
Home repair fraud
Always get several estimates before having any work done at your residence