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Home Warranty Scam Letters

We were notified that some of our members received a letter similar to this sample. It urges you to purchase or update a home warranty before it expires. You can see at the bottom of the letter that it states they are not affiliated with your mortgage holder. This may be a home warranty scam. [...]

How to Safely Do Your Christmas Shopping

Whether you’re planning to shop online, tackling the stores for Christmas shopping, or just enjoying an evening out, taking a few extra steps to protect yourself and your identity this holiday season isn’t only smart, it’s easy. Criminals love distracting environments and the holiday season provides just that, with bustling crowds, bright displays, and [...]

Quick Tips for Traveling Abroad

No matter how much advance planning you do for a trip abroad, there are always some details that require last-minute handling. Some of them become routine, but they are important nonetheless. Read our tips for traveling abroad. Footloose and Fancy Free You don't have to travel with a fixed itinerary or on a prescribed [...]

One-Ring Phone Call Scams: Don’t Call Back!

Riiiing! You race for the landline, but the caller has already hung up—after just one ring. How rude! You thumb through the Caller ID, poised to give your mysterious caller a ring back when you note the strange area code. Should you, or shouldn’t you, make this call? It's likely one of many phone [...]

2021-02-24T12:32:55-04:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Fraud Prevention|Tags: , , , |

How to Spot Sneaky Tech Support Scams

Computer on the brink? Careful who you contact to fix it! The FTC is warning of a surge in tech support scams, many of which can be difficult to spot.  In a recent widespread scam, a company that called itself Elite IT Partners, Inc., purchased keywords on Google so they showed up in searches [...]

2021-02-18T16:12:10-04:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Fraud Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |

Tax Scams: Here are the “Dirty Dozen”

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 tax 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 [...]

2021-02-22T12:14:04-04:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Fraud Prevention|Tags: , , , , |

5 Holidays Scams to Watch For

The mad holiday rush may be over, but scammers aren’t slowing down. Protect yourself from these five common holiday 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 [...]

2021-02-22T12:18:28-04:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Fraud Prevention|Tags: , , , |

Top 10 Fraud Prevention Dos and Don’ts

Scammers and thieves work overtime to cheat people out of money and personal information. Here's what you can do to increase fraud prevention. 1. DO be observant when withdrawing cash from ATMs Look for broken parts and screens. That may indicate the presence of a card skimmer. Contact your card issuer immediately if you [...]

2021-02-22T13:15:09-04:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Fraud Prevention, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |
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