Many Americans are worried about someone stealing their credit card, paycheck, or debit card numbers, but they may be overlooking the one easy way thieves can access your financial information… your trash. Thieves easily can find receipts, statements and bills with valid account numbers in trash cans. Some easy steps you can take to prevent … Continue reading Carelessness Can Cost You
As with any public crisis, the spread of the coronavirus has created a new crop of hackers -- targeting people who are awaiting their stimulus check, who are working from home and who are just trying to stay healthy. Be on the lookout for a surge of calls, texts, and email phishing attempts about the coronavirus, which can lead to tax-related fraud … Continue reading How to Spot Coronavirus Stimulus Check Scams and Fraud
With the news about the coronavirus outbreak, we wanted to remind you that during media-intense events like this, cyber attackers try to take advantage of the situation. Don’t let them. Here are some popular scams to keep an eye out for: Charity Scams. During a crisis nonprofits and fundraisers are often called upon to … Continue reading Keeping Yourself Safe From Fraud and Scams
This weekend, as I was standing in my kitchen, fulfilling an overwhelming craving to make cookies, I quickly opened my phone and noticed I had received a new debit card alert email... and I hadn't used my debit card all day.
Your eyes, fingers and now even your smartphone may be able to help you spot card skimmers at gas pumps and ATMs, but nothing is foolproof.