Tag: fraud

Don’t Be Fooled!

[ 0 ] November 7, 2016 |
Don’t Be Fooled!

Too often, people of all ages receive notification that they just WON money from Reader’s Digest, Publisher’s Clearing House, or phony lottery…and they JUST need to pay the taxes to collect the prize….  Hearing these stories makes me angry!  Scammers, with little to NO dignity, are preying on people’s emotions and financial well-being. That’s why […]

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The ABCs of EMV

[ 0 ] August 17, 2016 |
The ABCs of EMV

ERIN EL ISSA February 17, 2016 Credit Card Basics, Credit Cards E-M-V isn’t as easy as A-B-C, but it’s a lot less complicated than many people think. We stripped away the confusing tech-speak and nuances that don’t apply to consumers, and came up with some of the essential questions you may have about EMV chip cards. We spoke to EMV […]

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ILFB Annual Meeting Micro Talk: Phishing

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015 |
ILFB Annual Meeting Micro Talk: Phishing

Just a few weeks ago, we attended the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and held two Micro-Talks. One was centered around Phishing, a big topic in information security and identity theft. It’s easy to be a victim of Phishing because the person trying to get information is often seemingly trustworthy. To summarize the Micro-Talk, we’ve […]

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How to Protect Yourself Against Personal Fraud

[ 0 ] December 9, 2015 |
How to Protect Yourself Against Personal Fraud

When it comes to securing personal information, many consumers know that they should shred sensitive documents and avoid mobile banking over public Wi-Fi connections. But sometimes the threat of identity theft doesn’t come from a stranger: “Familiar fraud” or “family fraud” happens when someone you know uses your personal information to open accounts or make […]

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Don’t Get Scammed

[ 0 ] October 7, 2015 |
Don’t Get Scammed

We recently received a notice from one of our business partners warning us that they have noticed a significant spike in wire transfers being sent involving online dating, also known as “Romance Fraud Schemes”. In most cases, the fraudsters spend months establishing an online relationship with individuals to build trust. Eventually, the fraudster requests money for travel […]

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Spring Break Fraud

[ 0 ] March 18, 2015 |
Spring Break Fraud

Spring Break Hotspots for Fraud, ID Theft When you’re having a blast on a spring break trip, the threat of identity theft or fraud is probably not the first thing on your mind. But when you’re in an unfamiliar place, and especially if you’re not paying close attention to your surroundings, you may put yourself […]

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Protecting Your Personal Information

[ 2 ] October 6, 2014 |
Protecting Your Personal Information

Did you know that any individual, regardless of economic status, gender, race, age, or educational background can be the target of financial abuse? Recently an IAACU member was targeted through a telephone scam. The victim was asked to buy prepaid debit cards and then provide the scam artist with the identifying card information that was […]

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