Fraud & Security

Beware of COVID-19 Fraud Attacks: How to Spot and Avoid Them

WARNING: EIP Fraud Alert The IRS is warning people about a text message scam piggybacking on the economic impact payments authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The text reads; “You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from covid-19 TREAS FUND. Further action…
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Cybersecurity and Social Media: 5 Ways to Stay Safe

In 2020, almost everyone is on social media, but are you staying safe? Using social media is fun and useful for staying in touch with out-of-town friends and family (and pretty much everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic), but don’t let your guard down too far. Check out these tips to keep you and your…
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Avoiding Cryptocurrency Scams: What You Need to Know

In today’s landscape, scams of every kind are rampant. You have probably heard about cryptocurrency scams through the media, but in order to truly protect yourself from this scam category, you need to know what it is and what to look for to avoid it. What is Cryptocurrency? First things first: what…
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How to Keep Your Information Safe from Malicious Smartphone Apps

Lately, we’ve seen a rise in the amount of Malicious Mobile App, or MMA, attacks that continue to get more and more sophisticated. With the majority of people spending more time at home and doing most of their banking online, it is likely that cyber-attacks, such as MMA’s, will continue to increase.…
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How to Avoid Vishing Scams

First things first, in order to avoid vishing scams, we need to know what they are. “Vishing” means “voice phishing.” Phishing, if you are not familiar, is a form of scam played out over email. So, all in all, “vishing” is a voice scam. These scams are played out over the phone, so vishing…
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Gift Card Scams: How to Spot and Avoid Them

We all know gift cards as a simple and convenient way to give people a gift – you can find them at most big name stores and there is something for everyone. Gift cards are great because they’re like cash so the recipient can buy anything they want. Their likeness, and distinct difference, to cash...Read…
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