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A Payment Scam Story of Swindled Swifties

Lisa, Britney and Carla call themselves the "Sister Swifties." They created that nickname years ago, before Taylor Swift's Eras Tour was even a glimmer in their eyes. Naturally, from the moment the tour was announced, they tried desperately to get tickets. The Sister Swifties were sadly left empty-handed when the shows sold out in seconds, [...]

2023-11-13T16:11:51-04:00November 16th, 2023|Categories: Fraud Prevention|Tags: , , |

The “Say Yes” Scam is Coming Back

It seems like every day a new scam emerges as fraudsters attempt to separate you from your hard-earned money. While many of these ploys are extravagant and convincing, that doesn’t stop fraudsters from returning to their old tricks. That’s what is happening now as the “Say Yes” scam regains popularity. The sole purpose of this [...]

2023-09-14T12:48:50-04:00September 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Don’t Fall for These Text Scams

Millions of people fall victim to identity theft every year. The best way to protect yourself is to understand how popular scams work. However, once you become comfortable identifying them, fraudsters change it up and move to new methods. A new trend emerging involves fraudsters piggybacking off legitimate text alerts from financial institutions. These [...]

2023-05-25T09:42:55-04:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Fraud Prevention|Tags: , , , , |

5 Ways to Prevent Child Identity Theft

You might think that children with no digital presence or credit are safe from scammers. Sadly, you’d be wrong. According to a study from Javelin Strategy and Research, last year, more than a million children were victims of child identity theft. A vast majority of the victims were under eight years old. What makes this [...]

Scams to Watch For During the Holidays

The holiday season presents a prime opportunity for identity thieves to steal personal financial information. Why? Because people are busy, they're shopping a lot, and it's a prime opportunity to prey on that. According to the IRS, besides stealing money, criminals can even use your stolen information to file fraudulent tax returns. Typically, scammers [...]

Typosquatting: The Newest Scam

What is Typosquatting? The newest cybercrime to watch out for is typosquatting. It's also called URL hijacking. It's when hackers buy domain names that are just slightly misspelled from their real counterparts. Fraudsters build a completely fake website under the domain name they bought, tricking unsuspecting visitors into giving up sensitive information. Visitors end up [...]

Protect Yourself from SIM Swapping Scams

In today’s technology-driven society, people rely more and more on mobile devices to perform daily tasks. While mobile devices make your life more convenient, they also open you up to the possibility of fraud. SIM swapping is one of the newest scams. This latest type of fraud affects access to your mobile phone and can [...]

2022-09-27T12:29:20-04:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Your Guide to a Credit Freeze

How to Freeze and Unfreeze Your Credit You've likely heard about something called a credit freeze in the last few years. Essentially, it’s a way to lock your credit report so that no one can access it. That means legitimate creditors and fraudsters alike. While putting your credit on ice has been free under federal [...]

Tax Scams You Need to Know About

Each year the IRS releases a list of tax scams that are currently going around. The number of different scams seems to steadily increase each year. Fraudsters are becoming more proficient in their targeting methods. This year, there is more for taxpayers to be mindful of with COVID-19 and economic impact payments setting the stage [...]

2022-02-16T10:32:15-04:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

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. [...]

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