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Beware the USPS Smishing Text Scam

May 3 by Josh Pairan

Your phone pings with an incoming text. You swipe it open to find a message from the USPS. They’re texting to let you know that the scheduled delivery time for your package has been changed. Unfortunately, though, the message is not from the USPS and you’ve just been targeted by a scam.

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Beware Romance Scams

February 1 by Maps Credit Union

With COVID-19 forcing more singles to meet and date online, America’s most expensive scam is on the rise. Romance scams are all over the internet and can be difficult to spot. While the data for 2020 is not yet available, according to the FTC, Americans lost a collective $201 million to romance scams in 2019. 

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Holiday Season Scams

December 1 by Maps Credit Union

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And unfortunately, ‘tis also the season for scammers to go after your hard-earned dollars. Keep your money safe by reading up on the most common scams taking place this time of year and practicing caution.

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Beware of Coronavirus Scams

March 13 by Jennifer Schmelling

Scammers are notorious for capitalizing on fear, and the coronavirus outbreak is no exception. Showing an appalling lack of the most basic morals, scammers have set up fake websites, bogus funding collections and more in an effort to trick the fearful and unsuspecting out of their money.

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Beware Tech Support Scams

June 6 by Jennifer Schmelling

Computer on the brink? Careful who you contact to fix it! That’s because the FTC is warning of a surge in tech support scams, many of which can be difficult to spot. 

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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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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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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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7 WAYS TO SPOT A LOAN SCAM

July 19 by Jennifer Schmelling

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

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Stay Secure With Mobile Banking

April 11 by Nicholle Brainard

Did you know that using your cell phone for mobile banking actually can be safer than banking online with a computer?

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