Tag: fraudsters

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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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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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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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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Protect Yourself From Fraudulent Websites

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014 |
Protect Yourself From Fraudulent Websites

Here’s a common sense reminder that’s simple and will help keep you safe: Protect yourself from fraudulent websites. Watch out for copycat websites that deliberately use a name or web address very similar to, but not the same as, that of a real business. The intent is to lure you into clicking onto their website […]

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Credit Card and Debit Card Fraud

[ 0 ] October 31, 2013 |
Credit Card and Debit Card Fraud

Have you ever gotten a call to verify the charges on your Debit or Credit card?  If you are like most people, you would have gotten a call at some point and came away with wondering why they decided to call on that charge.  If the charge was not yours, you may be wondering how […]

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