Tag: Scam

Coronavirus: Scammers follow the headlines

[ 0 ] March 16, 2020 |
Coronavirus: Scammers follow the headlines

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. They’re setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information. The emails and posts may be promoting awareness and prevention tips, and fake information about cases in […]

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Protecting Your Identity and Finances in Light of the Equifax Breach

[ 0 ] October 16, 2017 |
Protecting Your Identity and Finances in Light of the Equifax Breach

The staff at IAACU has received a lot of questions regarding the recent Equifax data breach.   Though there have been many high profile breaches (Target, Ebay, JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot – to name a few), this one seems unprecedented due to the number of people affected combined with the amount and type of personal […]

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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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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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