It's important to protect yourself and your identity. In today's world, it has become a lot more difficult than before. Please read our latest news below and stay up to date on the latest scams, security breaches, and compromises!
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February 2019 - Romance Scams
During the Valentine’s Season, it’s easy to get swept away in the chocolate, flowers, and love in the air, but it’s even easier to be the victim of a Romance Scam. Last year, people lost over $143 million through romance scams! Often, people you meet online aren’t all that they seem. They attempt to lavish you with attention and act as though they’re in love with you, then begin to ask for money for some sort of emergency or travel. They often ask people to send money via wire transfer or gift card. If you believe you may be the victim of a romance scam, please cut off contact right away with this person, notify the dating or social media site you were approached on, and file a report with the Federal Trade Commission by clicking here.
December 2018 - PayPal Scam
It's common scam right before the holidays for fraudsters to send phishing emails, hoping that people forget what they bought online or where they bought it from. These emails may ask you to click a link which will prompt people to put in payment information so they can steal money out from under you. Make sure not to click on unsolicited emails or links in them. If you have questions about a purchase you made, contact the company you bought the item from.
September 2018 - Federal Reserve Scams
Individuals have been promoting videos online where they claim that people can make payments using false account numbers styled as secret accounts or Social Security trust accounts held at the Federal Reserve Banks. Please know that you must not use Federal Reserve Bank routing numbers when making online payments. Click Here for the full article, provided by the Federal Reserve Bank.