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Use the information in these tips, articles, and links to help keep your identity safe.
Charities and Scammers — How To Protect Yourself This Holiday Season
The season of giving is just around the corner! In the spirit of giving gifts, you may also choose to donate to a charity.
Be wary of texting scams
Texting scams are on the rise. Texting is cheap, easy, and scammers count on the ding of an incoming text being hard to ignore.
Beware of AI Scams
There is a lot of talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days, with many sectors increasingly taking advantage of AI applications — from companies to educational institutions, even fast food restaurants.
What Scammers Know – That You Don’t
There is a science to scams, and it may surprise you to know how sophisticated criminals can be. Unfortunately, what you don’t know about a scam can cost you plenty.
Share Your Story. Stop Scammers.
Scammers are always looking for a new approach to steal your money or information. Chances are you or someone you know have fallen victim to a scammer.
Avoiding Job Scams
Did you go beyond your budget this holiday season? For many, this time of year is a good time to pick up some part-time work to help pay off those holiday bills.
Stay Alert: Phishing Scams
Identity thieves use emails, texts, and bogus websites to phish for personal information — including your account numbers, passwords, and Social Security number.
Protect Yourself from Utility Scams
No matter what season, it’s not good to lose your utilities; but that’s just what scammers are telling you is going to happen.
Choose your Log-In Credentials Wisely
Protect your accounts with strong log-in choices and avoid using the same login ID/password combination on multiple sites.
Be Alert for Scams in Your Mailbox
The postcards look official. They have phone numbers and Mortgage ID#’s. But mortgage purchases are a matter of public record.