Are you constantly dealing with a barrage of junk mail that clogs up your mailbox? Drowning in papers needing sifted through? Are you always afraid to throw out any paper from your financial institution, fearful that you’ll be throwing sensitive material into the trash and making it an easy steal for scammers?
The holiday season is a great time of year for receiving and giving gifts. It is also the time of year that scammers work harder than ever to intrude on your privacy and extract money from your account.
As the store aisles fill up with pencils and crayons and the frantic back-to-school shopping season begins, scammers are ready to strike. Whether you’re a college student preparing for the fall semester, a high school student ready to make the most of the coming school year or the parent of a student of any age, beware of these trending back-to-school scams.
The Child Tax Credit, a part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that takes effect in July, is already drawing the attention of scammers. The newly expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) will provide monthly payments of up to $300 per child for approximately 40 million households across the country.
“Smart home” devices like Ring and Nest can be great conveniences, but they’re also a playground for hackers and scammers.
Interior Federal Credit Union would like to share some basic fraud intelligence, from our partners at CO-OP Financial Services, about intermittent scams…
One of the most insidious problems today for desktops, laptops and even mobile devices is ransomware. What should you do if you’re hit?
How many times a month do you fill ‘er up? It’s a mindless chore, but did you know it can also be the beginning of a financial nightmare? Gas pump skimming is an old crime that’s made a comeback – and your debit card may be at risk.
July 2, 2018 7 Ways to Spot a Loan Scam Your credit’s trending the wrong way and you’re desperate for a loan. Unfortunately, though, it seems that no reputable institution is willing to work with you – and the few that are offer very...
October 31, 2017 Phishing Alert- Beware of Scammers Phishing happens all the time! Scammers never take a break! Just when you think they’ve run out of steam, another scam surfaces in which fraudsters try to quietly take both your money and information. The Federal...
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