Fraud Advisories

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Protecting Children From Identity Theft

Protecting Children From Identity Theft

Identity fraud goes in and out of the headlines with regularity, and while it can be overwhelming to try to keep up with the most current scams, we frequently hear updates from various news sources about guarding our identities. The latest scams are putting our children’s identities at risk. This month, we will focus on ways to protect the kids in your life from identity fraud.

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Your Credit Score and Identity Theft

Your Credit Score and Identity Theft

Did you know that your credit score can be one more indicator of identity theft? Your credit score is typically used as an indicator of your experience using credit, and is obtained by potential lenders, landlords, and employers as an important indicator of how you have used debt in the past.

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Beware of Skimmers & Shimmers

Beware of Skimmers & Shimmers

While owners of vulnerable transaction terminals try to secure their devices, and law enforcement continues to shut down these criminal enterprises, you can also play a part in stopping card fraud and identity theft. Follow these steps to detect when a card terminal may be at risk, and if you see something, say something!

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Do Your Part, Be Cybersmart

Do Your Part, Be Cybersmart

It’s up to each of us to do our part in protecting information and keeping it out of the hands of cybercriminals. Following are some helpful tips for you to remember while traveling, transitioning back to the office, working remotely, and protecting your digital home.

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Look Out for Child Tax Credit Advance Scams

Look Out for Child Tax Credit Advance Scams

Recently, the first payments for the Child Tax Credit Advance from The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 went out to qualified recipients. Shortly after, the IRS warned recipients about an increasing number of social engineering scam attempts.

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Scams: What’s Old is New Again

Scams: What’s Old is New Again

According to this article posted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), “The FTC knows that people who talk about scams are much less likely to fall for them. So, when people of any age are on their own too much, they don’t have the chance to talk things out. And when scammers — who are calling, emailing, and texting — might be a person’s main source of contact, nothing good happens next.”

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What is Home Title Theft?

What is Home Title Theft?

“Home Title Theft” or “Deed Fraud” has received a lot of attention lately and sounds as scary as it actually is. Let’s take a look at what defines Home Title Theft and just how prevalent it really is.

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