Individuals who try to scam you or steal your identity are always finding new ways to trick you into handing over your hard-earned money. Be on the lookout for suspicious phone calls and be sure to check your accounts regularly for any suspicious activity. A lot of scammers will pose as family members and claim they are in trouble and need funds. Keep this in mind the next time you receive a strange phone call or email. The article below outlines what you can do to protect your identity.