Financial Wellness

Scam Awareness & Cyber Security

Learning to identify and avoid scams is the first step in protecting yourself from fraud. With incidents of fraud and identity theft growing in number and sophistication, securing your personal information requires more than pulling an annual credit report and occasionally changing your password.

  • Phone Scams
    People lose a lot of money to phone scams — sometimes their life savings. Scammers have countless ways to cheat you out of your money over the phone. In some scams, they act friendly and helpful. In others, they might threaten or try to scare you. Read more.
  • 10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud
    No matter the season or reason, everyone is susceptible to being scammed. Be suspicious of fraudsters who ask for payment in the form of a money order or gift cards. Legitimate businesses and government agencies will never demand payment in gift cards. Read more.
  • Alarming Increase of Scam Calls
    Be cautious of telephone calls threatening legal action, demanding fees or requesting information. Read more.
  • IRS Tax Scams Continue Year-Round
    Even after the April filing deadline has passed, scam artists remain hard at work, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a spring surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams. Read more.
  • Safeguard Your Identity
    Data breaches are not just headline news. It is a serious matter that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history and reputation, and it can take time, money and patience to resolve. Read more.

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