Philipsburg, PA – A Philipsburg woman’s identity was compromised on Monday after she gave her information to a supposed student loan forgiveness company.

Be suspicious of anyone who reaches out to you, either by phone or online, asking for your personal info. Don’t give your information to anyone who calls you.

Here are more tips for avoiding common scams:

  • If you need to provide info to a company, look up the organization’s main office and call their official phone number.
  • Research the companies that you are using.
  • Do not click on pop-up ads online.
  • If you are entering your financial information online, be sure that the website is trustworthy and secure. For example, check that the address starts with https instead of just http.

If you believe that your identity has been compromised, call your local police immediately.