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What You Need to Know About the Apple Email Phishing Scam

March 07, 2018 by Mike Brooks

All over social media, users are asking their friends about an email they received from iTunes claiming they made a purchase they don’t know about. Individuals feel confusion at first, since the email looks like it came from Apple and asks for their personal and financial information. One user reports the email claimed he spent $103 on a game,...

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams

Safeguard Against Identity Theft

March 05, 2018 by Mike Brooks

The prevalence of personal digital technology has ushered in an era of unprecedented convenience for everyone who has a smartphone in their pocket, or a laptop tucked into their bag. Yet these exciting portable gadgets, and the systems they have inspired, have also created a hothouse for people who would like to steal what does not belong to...

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams

Four Financial Risks During the Holidays and How You Can Avoid Them

November 21, 2017 by Mike Brooks

The holiday season brings with it many familiar things, such as cold weather, festive decorations, and shopping. Lots of shopping means exposure to more risks, including identity theft and credit card fraud. Black Friday marks the official start to the holiday shopping season. Read on for some of the risks you may face this holiday season and...

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams

Secure Banking for Seniors

November 14, 2017 by Mike Brooks

Financial abuse against older Americans can take many forms, from illegal debits, to third-party scams and even unauthorized withdrawals by an approved caregiver. And with the share of the U.S. population 65 years and over projected to reach 20 percent by 2025, the opportunities to take advantage of these at-risk bank customers become more...

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams

How to Avoid Debit Card Fraud

October 27, 2017 by Mike Brooks

If you have a bank account, you probably carry a debit card. Since you can use it just like a credit card, debit cards also come with risk. However, when someone steals your credit card, the company that issues the card will usually cover what you lose. If you don’t notice debit card fraud right away, thieves could drain your bank account. CBC...

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams

Title: Scam Alert – Phone Phishing Scam Targets Seniors

October 17, 2017 by Mike Brooks

Phone Phishing Scam Targets Seniors

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams

Scam Alert: Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud

August 28, 2017 by Mike Brooks

Heads-up! Bad guys are exploiting the Hurricane Harvey disaster. There are fake Facebook pages, tweets are going out with fake charity websites, and phishing emails are sent out asking for donations to #HurricaneHarvey Relief Funds that they keep for themselves. Don't fall for any scams. If you want to make a donation, go to the website of the...

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams

Romance Fraud Scams

July 11, 2017 by Mike Brooks

Five Key Indicators and Strategies for Uncovering Victims

Crime prevention is regularly focused on statistics and numbers. High dollar losses make for eye-catching headlines, sometimes making it easy to forget that fraud has a very human impact. If there is one thing we know about criminals, it’s that profit supersedes any concern about the...

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams