MUST READ: Financial scams are on the rise, and becoming more sophisticated as time goes on. Thankfully, there are key ways to be watchful and protect yourself from financial loss.
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What would you do if you were trying to sell some furniture online and the "buyer" asked you to verify that you were a real person and not running a scam? Would you message back? Would you give out your number? Learn more about how scammers are getting your phone number so they can scam others.
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The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, the internet impacts our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity, and our nation’s security. Every October, the National Cyber Security Alliance holds “Cybersecurity Awareness Month.”
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The best way to prevent identity theft is to stay informed, aware, and on top of your finances. By taking the proper precautions and acting quickly, you can help negate the impacts of identity theft.
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Con artists cheat Americans out of billions of dollars every year. Recognizing red flags for potential scams can help protect you, your loved ones, and your hard earned cash.
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As the pandemic recovery phase evolves, your credit might be the last thing on your mind. During times of emergencies though, such as this pandemic or during natural disasters, you should know the state of your finances, keep your credit on your radar, and be wary of scammers trying to access your information.
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Identity theft is a crime with many faces: from the thief who skims your card info at the ATM, to the hacker who assumes your persona and opens accounts in your name. Unfortunately, rectifying identity theft damage can be like untangling a wet knot. You can do it — but it will require patience and perseverance.
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Scammers prey on fears and emotions of individuals during natural disasters and difficult times. Over the last few months, we have seen an uptick in the sale of bogus products like masks, immune system boosters, or test kits. Scammers also know that many people want to donate and help during this time; it is important to know your charities.
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