Fraudsters are constantly trying to get your information and your money. The Federal Trade Commission has released an article on The top frauds of 2018. Click here to read the full article.
Happy Holidays! Shopping tips from the FTC The gift-giving season is just around the corner, and the gift-buying season starts. Read the full article about shopping tips
Facebook recently announced the largest breach in the history of the company. The breach effected approximately 50 million users, allowing hackers to take over their accounts. If you use facebook, what should you do next? Read more about what you should do at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/10/facebook-breach-what-do-next?utm_source=govdelivery
Free credit freezes are here Starting September 21, 2018, free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here. Read the full article and what you need to know at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/09/free-credit-freezes-are-here?utm_source=govdelivery.
Did your favorite celebrity reach out to you on social media? Before you get too excited, are you sure it’s that person? Really sure? We’ve heard reports that scammers, who will try just about anything to separate you from your money, are now posing as celebrities on social media. They’re asking fans to send money for all kinds of supposed reasons – like claiming a prize, donating to a charity,
Life is busy and we are always seem to be in a hurry. It is important to be observant when paying at the pump at gas stations. Read the full article below from the Federal Trade Commission on card skimmers. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/08/watch-out-card-skimming-gas-pump?utm_source=govdelivery
Protecting Small Businesses As a small business owner, you have a lot on your mind. You can’t afford to lose time or money to scammers or a compromised network. We can help you avoid scams, protect your computers and networks, keep your customers’ data safe – and protect your bottom line. You also can find out what the FTC is doing to protect small businesses. Click Here Federal Trade
Online Imposters Break Hearts and Bank Accounts Don’t Become a Victim of a Romance Scam The criminals who carry out romance scams are experts at what they do. They spend hours honing their skills and sometimes keep journals on their victims to better understand how to manipulate and exploit them. “Behind the veil of romance, it’s a criminal enterprise like any other,” said Special Agent
Medicare imposters want to steal your money. Don't let them. Pop quiz: If someone calls you asking for your bank account number, should you give it to them? Answer: Never! Hang up - it is a scam! Medicare will never call you and ask for your bank account information. Here's how a call like this should be handled: Don't give out your bank account number - or any part of your Social
The fastest growing crime in America is identity theft and the best protection is prevention. The Co-op Credit Union utilizes secure emails for the security of your personal information. Encrypted Emails If, in the process of working with your account at the credit union it is necessary to send documents containing personal and/or account information to you by email, those emails will come to