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Category: Security/Scams

Scam Alert – Members Beware – Telephone and Text Scams

scam alert Scam Alert – Members Beware – Telephone and Text Scams

Please be aware of a phishing telephone scam that some credit unions across the country are reporting more frequently. Members are receiving phone calls from fraudsters posing as a credit union employee, who tell them that their account has been compromised or that their credit/debit […]

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Fraud Alert: Online Retailer Scam

online shopping scams Fraud Alert: Online Retailer Scam

With online shopping becoming increasingly popular for people this year, the Better Business Bureau warns that scammers are using the name of popular retail companies to steal individual’s money and information. The “2020 BBB Scam Trackers Risk Report” found that online purchase scams made up […]

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IRS Reveals List of “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2020

IRS Dirty Dozen Scams IRS Reveals List of “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2020

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of tax scams most prevalent during that year’s tax season. This year, with COVID-19 pushing off the federal tax deadline to July 15, the IRS held off publishing the list until early July, and of […]

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IRS warns of potential surge in fake CEO phishing scam

Dont Take the Bait Graphic IRS warns of potential surge in fake CEO phishing scam

* This article and image was written by Don’t Mess With Taxes and published online on January 19, 2018. With the official start of the 2018 tax filing season just more than a week away, folks have been collecting important tax statements they’ll need to file their returns. […]

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Financial Self Defense

Can you Hear Me Now? Financial defense Financial Self Defense

How To Respond To ‘Can You Hear Me?’ “Can you hear me now?” is the once-popular tagline of Verizon commercials, but it’s also the headline of a new scam. Scammers making robocalls will ask some innocuous question. Once the targeted person says “yes,” a recording […]

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