Fraud and Security

Fraud and Security Articles

The Most Common Types of Fraud and How to Protect Yourself

October 24th, 2019

Hacking, Fraud, Identity Theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the number of cases reported are growing every year. Here’s how to protect yourself.

How to Avoid Romance Scams

May 15th, 2019

People looking for romance are hoping to be swept off their feet, not caught up in a scam. Stay safe with a few helpful tips.

How to Donate Wisely and Avoid Charity Scams

November 26th, 2018

When you decide to support a cause you care about, you want your donation to count. Doing some research and planning your giving can help ensure your donations get where they’ll do good. Here are tips to help you plan your donation– and avoid scams.

Tech Support Scams

March 29th, 2018

Some scammers call and claim to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft or Apple. Other scammers send pop-up messages that warn about computer problems. They say they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer. They claim to be “tech support” and will ask you to give them remote access to your computer. Eventually, they’ll diagnose a non-existent problem and ask you to pay for unnecessary – or even harmful – services.If you get an unexpected pop-up, call, spam email or other urgent message about problems with your computer, stop. Don’t click on any links, don’t give control of your computer and don’t send any money.

A Closer Look at Mobile Banking

March 29th, 2018

What’s new, how you can benefit, and how to protect yourself from security risks.

Wi-Fi Tips For Your Mobile Life

November 30th, 2017

Wi-Fi access is widely available, but many free connections are unsecured and leave your information travelling openly! Make your Wi-Fi experience more secure with the following tips.

10 Financial Scams and How to Avoid Them

November 30th, 2017

Financial fraud and theft is dangerous business and puts your finances at risk. Following are 10 scams to be aware of and what you can do to protect your personal information and your money.

Smart Device Safety

October 30th, 2017

Your device may be smart, but may not always be secure. Many devices are vulnerable and malicious cyber criminals can take advantage. Make your smart devices more secure.