Risk & Fraud Awareness

We want to help protect your time and money from fraud. Here are a few tips to help you know how to spot a suspicious request for info from a potential fraudster.  Know what we will never do:  Ask you to provide your personal info via a text message or an unsecure...

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With the rise in work-from-home employment roles, there has been an uptick in job scams. These jobs will be advertised in the same way real ones are. They are prevalent on social media platforms and legitimate job sites. The goal of these fraudsters is to get...

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As the seasons change and new routines begin, many consumers will turn their spending towards the holiday season.  Whether online shopping or purchasing in-store, it is important to keep your card information secure.  Do you know what credit card fraud looks like and...

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Imagine it’s the first day of school, and we’re handing you a pop quiz. How would you rate your knowledge of credit and debit card scams? Are you more on the “I got this” end of things – or “I’m totally lost”? Either way, there are likely types of scams you...

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Scammers send fake text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information — things like your password, account number, or social security number. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could...

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Social media is a way to stay connected, share our interests and hobbies, as well as connect to the world at large. However, there are some individuals who may exploit the friendly nature of such platforms. The Setup Ever have a profile picture you were particularly...

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Don’t just count on luck this month to win big. Today there are so many avenues that fraudsters take  to scam you. You can get a call, email, or letter saying you won a sweepstakes, lottery, or prizes. Below are some helpful hints pointing you to a money scam: Signs...

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Impersonation scams are one of the most successful ways fraudsters steal money from their victims. This type of scam has proven to be exponentially successful as both business employees and individuals are scammed into sending billions of dollars every year. Here are...

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Pet scams are big business these days, with scammers posing as breeders and raking in money from many people in the United States. The Better Business Bureau estimates that pet scam reports have increased nearly five times since 2017, when the trend first came to...

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We all know about phishing and most of us have heard of smishing (SMS text) or perhaps vishing (voice). Enter quishing (QR codes), the newest malicious kid on the block. Due to their rising popularity as a method to share information during the pandemic, QR codes are...

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