Maps Blog

Don't Be a Victim of a Social Security Scam

November 8 by Jennifer Schmelling

One of the most heartless scams making the rounds is targeting the elderly who depend on Social Security benefits for basic living needs.

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October 12 by Jennifer Schmelling

The largest pool of victims of fake check scams are in their 20s – a segment of the population that is far more familiar with PayPal than with paper checks. Find out what makes them easy victims for the scam.

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How to Create and Keep Strong Passwords

September 18 by Jennifer Schmelling

We’ve outlined 6 steps for creating and keeping super-strong passwords that will keep scammers guessing.

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Maps Community Foundation awards $10,000 to nonprofits

August 21 by

The Maps Community Foundation is awarding $10,000 in Community Challenge grants to four nonprofits that have improved lives of more than 20,000 people in the Salem area.

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Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Tokenization: How To Stay Safe With The Wallet Of The Future

August 6 by Jennifer Schmelling

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and other mobile wallets are revolutionizing the checkout experience by blending two developments in payment infrastructure to save you time: near-field communication (NFC) and token encryption.

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July 19 by Jennifer Schmelling

Arm yourself with knowledge and awareness. Here’s 7 ways to spot a loan scam: 

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2018 Scholarship Winners

June 1 by

It is our pleasure to award these exceptional students with the following scholarships. Congratulations! 

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Sweetheart Scams: How an Online Romeo Could Ruin More Than Just Valentine’s Day

May 16 by Rachel Pross

Here’s a newsflash. This stuff doesn’t just happen on Dr. Phil. It’s way, way more common than you think.

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3 Myths About Credit Card Safety

May 4 by Jennifer Schmelling

Despite hopes and expectations that our credit and debit card information is safe from fraud, we face the reality that security breaches are a fact of life for us today.

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How to stay safe from skimmers, scammers, and scoundrels

April 26 by Nicholle Brainard

Scammers are everywhere, including ATM’s. These tips can help you keep you safe from skimmers, scammers, and scoundrels.

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