Credit union members in the Northwest are falling victim to a new twist on classic telephone scams. Scammers are using easily obtained software to mimic the phone number of credit unions and other financial institutions. They then make phone calls to their victims, posing as credit union employees from the security department, and try to obtain information from the members to set up fake debit cards and credit cards, and to steal credentials to compromise online banking accounts.
Security and Fraud
Scammers and con artists capitalize on events such as pandemics to take advantage of vulnerable people. The most attractive targets are those that are alone and fearful. Pandemic scams can come in many forms, but generally, scammers either try to ask you for your money directly or try to get your personal information so that they may access your money. Here are three common scams identified during the pandemic for you to watch out for.
If you have a senior you care for, this article is for you. We provide essential information and resources for seniors in your life. Many times, financial and other issues faced by seniors can go overlooked or unnoticed. We'll share tips to help you identify potential problems.
Many workers are still working remotely, at least part-time. Moving your "office" to your home has conveniences and challenges — Cybersecurity being one of them. Many people don't have proper knowledge and preparation for potential security threats. Working from home presents a lot of opportunity for someone's personal or business data to be compromised or stolen. The good news is that remote workers can take steps to protect their information and information from their employers. Here are some simple ways to keep your data safe while working from home.
There will always be scams, particularly those targeted at seniors. This article identifies some common scams and some tips to help you take control of the situation and stay safe and stay in control.
Scammers are capitalizing on the coronavirus outbreak by targeting businesses and consumers through various schemes. There has been a marked uptick in fraud attempts to take advantage of this situation. Please remain as vigilant on the internet as you are washing your hands. The following steps will help you all stay safe.
The new year and tax season bring with it new efforts from scammers. Here are some tips to reduce your risk of fraud, including why you shouldn't abbreviate the year 2020.
The latest data breach in the news serves as a reminder to everyone to remain vigilant by protecting your personal information to reduce the risk of fraud or identity theft. If you believe that your personal information has been compromised due to a data breach or another form of identity theft, there are some steps you can take to limit the potential damage.