Archive: Fraud Education

Fraud Education – Romance Scams

Millions of people turn to online dating sites or apps only to encounter scams. Romance scams occur when scammers create fake profiles and strike up relationships with their targets to build their trust, then make up a story and ask for money. Once the scammer has obtained the trust of more

7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

As tax season gets underway, the American Bankers Association is urging all consumers to take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud. “Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims,” says the ABA. “Consumers more

Cyber Security Tips to Increase Data Privacy

Data Privacy Week occurs each year from January 21 – January 27. It is an international effort to create awareness about digital data privacy while educating citizens on how to manage their personal information and keep it secure. Here are some helpful tips to increase your digital safety and protect more

Fraud Education – Holiday Shopping Scams

The holiday season brings joy and merriment along with the hustle and bustle of gift shopping. Restaurants are packed with friends and family get-togethers and stores are filled with busy shoppers. Unfortunately, scammers get busy during the holidays, too. In recent years, online shopping has represented a significant percentage of more

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaboration between government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime. The National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) work together to provide information about staying safe online more

Fraud Education – Business Email Compromise

Business email compromise (BEC) is becoming one of the most financially damaging crimes out there. Scammers rely on email being the most common means of communication. One way a scammer “gets in” is by spoofing the email address of a trusted or known sender. Here's an example: The scammer may send an email more

Fraud Education – Check Fraud

According to the American Bankers Association, the number of check fraud filings in 2023 has skyrocketed, doubling since 2020. Check fraud is a criminal act that involves using a check without authorization or altering a legitimate check to steal money from an individual or business. Check fraud can take many forms. more

Fraud Education – Cryptocurrency Fraud & Scams

Cryptocurrency (also known as crypto) is a type of digital currency that exists electronically or virtually. This virtual money is not backed by any government or bank. Unlike government backed money, the value of virtual currency is driven by supply and demand. Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency and can more

Protect Your Family During Internet Safety Month

Internet Safety Month, observed each June, is a great time to consider how you are securing your family’s safety online. There are several unique risks associated with children and online safety. When a child is using a computer or mobile device, normal safeguards and security practices may not be sufficient. Children more

Fraud Education – Online Banking Scams

Financial institutions work hard to protect your personal identifiable information (PII) and confidential account information. There are many layers of security measures in place to help make sure you are the only one who can obtain information about, or conduct transactions through, your account(s). However, scammers know about all these security more