Tax Scams: Here are the “Dirty Dozen”

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 scams that are rampant during that year’s tax season.  This year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant because of a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year. This is particularly disheartening, since it comes on the heels […]

5 Scams to Watch For After the Holidays

The mad holiday rush may be over, but scammers aren’t slowing down.  Protect yourself from these five common scams that happen this time of year:  1.) Gift-picking  If you’re the recipient of an expensive gift, you may be targeted by thieves who are looking for a good picking. Protect yourself by keeping your gift under […]

Top 10 Fraud Prevention Dos and Don’ts

DO 1. DO be observant when withdrawing cash from ATMs Look for wobbly parts and malfunctioning screens as these may indicate the presence of a card skimmer. Contact your card issuer immediately if you accidentally insert a card into a suspicious ATM. 2. DO know your daily balance for checking and savings accounts Even better, […]