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Fraud is on the Rise

Newly-released Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data showed that consumers reported losing more than $10 billion to fraud in 2023, a 14% increase over reported fraud losses in 2022. The FTC received fraud reports from 2.6 million consumers last year, and the most commonly reported scam category was imposter scams, which saw significant increases in reports

Rise In Mailbox Fraud

Rise In Mailbox Fraud A surge in crimes targeting the U.S. Postal Service has some experts warning Americans against sending their checks through the mail. The USPS last month cautioned that it has seen an increase in attacks on letter carriers and mail fraud incidents, with 305 mail carriers robbed in the first half of

Protect Yourself From Fraud

Banking fraud is a serious issue that affects millions of people each year. It is important to take steps to protect yourself and your financial information from fraudsters. Here are some tips to help prevent banking fraud: Use strong passwords and never share them with anyone. Avoid using easily guessed information such as your name

Know When It’s Time To Hang-Up. Don’t Fall Victim To These New Phone Scams

Know When It’s Time To Hang-Up. Don’t Fall Victim To These New Phone Scams October 13, 2022 Just recently, it was discovered three new phone scams are making the rounds. These scams play on our fears (a scammer favorite), they’re tough to spot, and they’re after your money. It’s always smart to know how they

Fraud Alert From Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae has learned of a consumer fraud scam involving a person who claims to be a Fannie Mae employee contacting people offering to modify their mortgage and requesting money or gift cards. We are investigating this matter. Fannie Mae does not contact individual borrowers. If lenders, servicers, or other mortgage professionals receive inquiries from

Making mobile payments? Protect yourself from scams.

Using mobile payment apps like CashApp, Venmo, or Zelle can be a convenient way to get quick cash to your family and friends. But remember the first rule of sending money, whether you’re using an app or money wiring service: Be sure you know who’s on the receiving end. Otherwise, you might lose the money you sent —

Selling stuff online? Here’s how to avoid a scam

Selling stuff online can be a great way to make some extra cash. Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and other sites attract a lot of buyers — and scammers. Here are some ways scammers try to cheat you and what to do about it. Fake payments and bogus refund requests A scammer posing as a buyer says they

Avoiding Cashier’s Check Fraud

Avoiding Cashier’s Check Fraud Many consumers have become victims of scams involving a fraudulent cashier’s check. A cashier’s check is a check that is issued by a bank, and sold to its customer or another purchaser, that is a direct obligation of the bank. Cashier’s checks are viewed as relatively risk-free instruments and, therefore, are

Elder Fraud

Elder Fraud Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud or confidence scheme, including romance, lottery, and sweepstakes scams, to name a few. Criminals will gain their targets’ trust and may communicate with them directly via computer, phone, and the mail; or indirectly through the TV and radio. Once

What You Need To Know About Romance Scams

Millions of people turn to online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone. But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money. Read about the stories romance scammers make up and learn the #1 tip for avoiding a romance scam. The Lies Romance Scammers Tell How To