Fraud Prevention & Security

Protect your identity and your finances by staying on top of the latest security and fraud prevention measures.

1/31/15  Fraud Prevention & Security
Beware of the stranded man hoax

Beware of emails that begin with phrases, such as “I’m writing to you with tears in my eyes.” You may be the recipient of a scam message by someone who has hacked your friend’s email account. Learn about the “stranded man” hoax and how to avoid being victimized by it.

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1/13/15  Fraud Prevention & Security
Caregivers beware: watch out for this scam

The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Consumer Information alert about a scam related to caregiver websites.

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12/19/14  Fraud Prevention & Security
Alert: Holiday package delivery scam emails

Please be on the watch for a phony email being sent to consumers this holiday season. The email looks like it is from the U.S. Postal Service and claims that there was a problem with the delivery of a package to your home. The email is a scam, and could cause malware to be installed on your PC.

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9/15/14  Fraud Prevention & Security
Making your security questions more secure

Learn how you can use phrases or "fake" answers to increase the security provided by the questions you answer to log in to online accounts.

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8/19/14  Fraud Prevention & Security
Tips to protect yourself from a retailer data breach

Update on possible data breach at Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Star Markets and ACME Markets stores, with links to resources that include advice on keeping your credit and debit card safe. 

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8/14/14  Fraud Prevention & Security
Bitcoin update: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau weighs in

On Monday, August 11, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a consumer advisory about the risks of virtual currencies like bitcoin.

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