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Top 5 Ways Fraudsters Try to Steal Your Information with Phishing

Cybercriminals are counting on us to be distracted and let our guard down. If we do, they can trick us into handing over our personal or financial information using one of their favorite tactics – phishing. You might be familiar with email phishing but it’s not the only type of phishing you could experience. Criminals…

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Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Scams

Protect Yourself from Scams During the COVID-19 Crisis

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many that are facing challenges, both financial and otherwise. Unfortunately, these challenges have created opportunities for fraudsters to prey on those who are scared or in need. Here are some of the COVID-19 related scams we are seeing, along with some tips on how to reduce your…

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Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the planet, the race to find a cure has taken on desperate urgency. Pharmaceutical companies and researchers around the world are scrambling to find a way to stop the virus and to immunize people against becoming infected.

Why You Should Never Abbreviate 2020

It may be a new year and a new decade, but scammers are still looking to con you out of your money. In fact, experts are warning of a new scam that is as simple as changing the date on a personal check, financial document, or another important paper.

Scammers Turn to Text Messages for Stealing Info

The next time your phone dings with a new text message, pay extra close attention to where that text is coming from. In this latest scam, fraudsters are sending text messages disguised as warnings from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), or other institutions.