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Financial Fraud


Why Was My Card Declined? 10 Reasons

A declined credit or debit card can be not only frustrating but embarrassing. As you fumble through your purse or wallet, you may feel like all eyes are on you as you quickly try to resolve the issue. Card declines are a common experience that can happen to anyone. Fortunately, there are several things you...
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Avoid These 2024 Tax & IRS Scams & Fraud Schemes

Tax season is here, and with it comes an increase in activity by all kinds of thieves, conmen, and fraudsters—all looking to take advantage of taxpayers scrambling to complete their federal income tax returns. These folks are all experts at taking advantage of the anxiety that often surrounds completing a tax return and complying with...
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Protect Yourself from Scams this Holiday Season

In today’s world, protecting yourself from fraud is increasingly difficult as scams are becoming more and more sophisticated. Even the savviest individuals are not immune to falling victim to identity theft or other schemes. We always say if something seems too good to be true, it likely is, however new threats present themselves daily and...
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Focus on Security

If you have logged in to online or mobile banking over the past few months, you likely have noticed that your two-factor authentication (2FA) options have changed. As of early October, email is no longer offered as an option for 2FA, and members must choose an alternative option. Any time we make a change such...
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14 Strategies to Protect Yourself From Fraud

When you’ve worked hard for your money, you don’t want to lose it to a scam. People who experience financial fraud may feel helpless and defenseless—as if the whole world is out to get them. The good news is you can take several steps to significantly reduce the risk of becoming a victim of financial...
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Unemployment Fraud: How It’s Detected & Reported

Millions of Americans became jobless during the COVID-19 pandemic and filed for unemployment benefits. However, criminals quickly seized the opportunity to scam unsuspecting individuals whether they were unemployed or not. Overwhelmed state unemployment agencies with outdated processing systems are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Many folks will not know they are a victim until it’s too late....
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