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: , , , , |

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: , , , , , |

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 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: , , , , , |

8 Ways to Spot a Home Improvement Scam

It’s home improvement season! Contractors of all kinds, from painters to builders, electricians, roofers and more, are hard at work sprucing up homes across the country. Read on to avoid being a victim of a home improvement scam. If you’re hiring anyone to make improvements on your home, be alert! Home improvement scams are [...]

2021-02-24T13:10:44-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Home Improvements|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: , , , , |
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