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Covid Scams Targeting Older Adults

Covid Scams Targeting Older Adults View the PDF below for advice for avoiding Covid scams.  If you think you have been a victim of a Covid scam, please call us at 517-676-3661.  

AG Nessel Reissues Alert on Scam Calls Claiming to be from State and Local Health Departments

AG Nessel Reissues Alert on Scam Calls Claiming to be from State and Local Health Departments LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is reissuing a consumer alert warning Michiganders to beware of scammers claiming to be from state or local health departments as well as vaccination clinics, asking for personal information. “Bad actors have taken advantage of this pandemic at every turn – this is no different,” Nessel said. “Be

Mortgage Postcard Fraud

This Postcard is fraudulent and is Not from Dart Bank we recently have seen an increase in fraudulent postcards. These postcards are not from Dart Bank. If you receive a postcard like this, It is a scam and do not call the number! Be alert for these red flags: There’s no clear indication who the postcard is from. The

National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 1–7. This annual event encourages individuals and businesses to learn about their consumer rights and how to keep themselves secure. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its NCPW partners provide free resources to protect consumers from fraud, scams, and identity theft. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Cyber Monday: Tips for Safeguarding Personal Information

Original release date: December 2, 2019 Cyber Monday draw millions of shoppers online for deals and savings, but this day also provides opportunities for an attacker to steal personal information. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online. CISA encourages Cyber Monday shoppers to review the

IRS Releases Recommendations to Keep Children and Teens Safe Online

IRS Releases Recommendations to Keep Children and Teens Safe Online Original release date: October 24, 2019 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release urging parents and families to be wary of the risks posed when sharing home devices, shopping online, and using social media. As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM),

Cyber Security Month 2018

Original release date: October 17, 2018 October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes, have become a new reality. While there are tremendous benefits to this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these

2018 Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns

National Cyber Awareness System:Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns 11/27/2018 08:41 PM EST   Original release date: November 27, 2018 US-CERT reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online this holiday season. Emails and ecards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver attachments infected with malware. Spoofed

Fake Insurance Tax Form Scam

IR-2017-171, Oct. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today alerted tax professionals and their clients to a fake insurance tax form scam that is being used to access annuity and life insurance accounts. Cybercriminals currently are combining several tactics to create a complex scheme through which both tax professionals and taxpayers have been

Tragic Event Related Scams

Tragic-Event-Related Scams 10/03/2017 10:11 AM EDT   Original release date: October 03, 2017 In the wake of Sunday’s tragic event in Las Vegas, US-CERT warns users to be watchful for various malicious cyber activity targeting both victims and potential donors. Users should exercise caution when handling emails that relate to the event, even if those