Did you know that an estimated 30 million people in the United States each year are victims of fraud, according to ConsumerProtect? Investopedia lists the most common types of consumer fraud as identity theft, credit and debit card fraud, deceptive interest rate reduction robocalls and fake charities.

Of course, cellphone customers also are not immune, and while there are many schemes that scammers can use to access private data, there also are preventive measures to fight back against them. In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week Nov. 15-21, UScellular offers the following anti-fraud tips to help protect yourself and others:

 Take note of incoming calls: The Federal Trade Commission encourages consumers to watch for fake caller ID information, hang up on a recorded sales pitch and sign up for free scam alerts at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts. Individuals who spot a scam can report it to http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.