Don't Get Caught In A Crowd Funding Scam

Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam

The days of handouts and begging loans off wealthy relatives are fast becoming extinct. Today, if you need boatloads of money—whether it’s to help you cover an expensive emergency or to fund a new business idea—you only need to appeal to the vast audience of the internet and wait for the money to start rolling in. 

Crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and

Tax Scams 2019

Tax Scams 2019

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 scams that are rampant during that year’s tax season. 
This year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant because of a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year. This is particularly disheartening, since it comes on the heels of a steady decline in phishing scams over the previous three years. 

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Beware the Blackmailing Scam!

Beware the Blackmailing Scam!

Blackmail and extortion are some of the oldest tricks in the book—and for good reason: They work. When a criminal threatens to share potentially explosive information with everyone they know, the victim easily panics and is willing to pay any price to protect their privacy and their pride.

In a fresh twist on this age-old crime, scammers have taken to the internet. Online blackmail is

Beware of Remote Deposit Scams

Beware of Remote Deposit Scams

Remote deposit capture or mobile deposit is designed to allow you to conveniently make deposits to your checking, savings or money market accounts from a remote location by taking a picture of your checks and delivering the images to your credit union. While mobile deposit is convenient, it also presents an opportunity for scammers.

While there are several ways that criminals