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. [...]

Monitor Your Free Credit Report During COVID-19

Free Credit Report Available for 1 Year! The world is a different place than it was a few months ago. Many people are working from home and are unsure about what the future holds. Unfortunately, as many people face financial uncertainty, there are plenty of others who are willing to prey on these worries. [...]

2021-02-24T11:58:26-04:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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: , , , |

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: , , , |
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