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Customer Alert: COVID-19 Online Shopping Scams

Customer Alert: COVID-19 Online Shopping Scams

Face masks, toilet paper, and other essential items are in high demand right now. Be careful of deals that seem too good to be true. The Federal Trade Commission gives tips on how to shop online responsibly: Check out the company or product by typing its name in a...

Customer Alert: COVID-19 Online Shopping Scams

Consumer Alert: COVID-19 Scams By The Numbers

Scammers adapt to the latest issues even in this time of crisis. The Bureau of Consumer Protection has compiled the latest data on COVID-19 related scams. Here are the highlights: From January 1 until today, the FTC has gotten 18,235 reports related to COVID-19, and...

Customer Alert: COVID-19 Online Shopping Scams

How to Avoid Coronavirus Scams

We want to make our customers aware of the increase in scams and fraud related to the Coronavirus Disease, known as COVID-19. Be extremely careful with coronavirus (COVID-19) related text messages, emails that may contain malicious links and attachments, phone calls,...

Coming Soon: Debit Card Fraud Text Alerts!

Coming Soon: Debit Card Fraud Text Alerts!

We’re excited to announce we’ll be adding Text Fraud Alerts as part of our debit card protection program in the coming weeks. Keeping your account safe and secure is our highest priority. You’ll soon begin receiving text alerts when suspicious activity is detected on...

Smart Tips for Back to School Shopping

Smart Tips for Back to School Shopping

It's that time of year again. New teachers, new classrooms, and a long list of things to buy for any kid going back to school. Stay smart with your back to school shopping by following these tips from the FTC: Shop with a list Take inventory of the...

Consumer Alert: Social Security Administration Scams

Consumer Alert: Social Security Administration Scams

No matter how reputable a company sounds, they are most likely scammers if they make the first contact and ask for sensitive information over the phone. The Federal Trade Commission warns us that scammers are impersonating the Social Security Administration in order...

Consumer Alert: Social Security Administration Scams

Consumer Alert: Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns

'Tis the season for family, faith, tradition...and,unfortunately, scammers. Make sure you are protecting you and your family during this holiday season. Be sure to browse and shop online only on trusted websites. Emails and e-cards from unknown senders may contain...

Consumer Alert: Social Security Administration Scams

Scam Alert: Publisher’s Clearing House Phone Calls

Scammers try to reach the public through all types of media, but nothing is more enticing than someone telling you that you have won money. In the latest alert from the Federal Trade Commission, they warn consumers that scammers have been calling and posing as the...

Consumer Alert: Social Security Administration Scams

Consumer Alert: Romance Scams

The accessibility of internet can bring people together, but it is also important to be cautious towards who you connect with online. In time for Valentine's Day, the FBI issued a warning on Romance Scammers: criminals that use publicly accessible personal information...

Consumer Alert: Social Security Administration Scams

Consumer and Business Alert: W-2 Phishing Scams

Tax season is upon us, and with it comes new scams affecting both business owners and employees. Read more about the W-2 phishing scams below. Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving; Targeting Schools, Restaurants, Hospitals, Tribal Groups and Others IRS: Scam Blends...

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