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Fraud Alert: Watch Out for COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Posted 1 week ago

  Scams tend to increase in times of crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no different. Now, scammers are targeting vulnerable populations with scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Consumers are reporting a variety of vaccine-related scams, mostly around scheduling and paying for the vaccine. Remember: It’s important to remain aware and vigilant and […]


IRS Scams: Dirty Dozen of Tax Return Fraud for 2021

Posted 2 months ago

  Each year, the IRS releases a list of the biggest IRS scams to watch out for, called the Dirty Dozen. This year’s IRS Dirty Dozen list contains some familiar scams, including phishing and ransomware attacks, which have also been featured on previous lists. Fraudsters have designed increasingly complex scams over the years, so it’s important […]


How to Spot and Avoid Unemployment Scams

Posted 7 months ago

Over the past few months, millions of people have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many Americans are applying for unemployment benefits and are struggling to find work. Sadly, with so many people applying for benefits, unemployment scams are rife and hard to avoid. In Washington state alone, $300 million was […]

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IRS Scams: Dirty Dozen of Tax Return Fraud for 2020

Posted 1 year ago

Each year, the IRS releases the Dirty Dozen – a list of the largest tax scams they saw for that year’s taxes. The IRS scams list reads like a playbook from the past, with phishing, identity theft, and fake charities making the top 12. These common scams are increasing in complexity, so they require a […]

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Pro Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Fraud with a Virtual Account

Posted 1 year ago

  In a world where data breaches are all too common, using a Virtual Account can help protect you from fraudulent charges when you shop online or by phone. If you’re familiar with digital wallets, Virtual Accounts are similar in that they use a digital account number. However, they provide an added level of protection […]

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Popular Scams of 2019 & How to Avoid Them

Posted 2 years ago

Phishing, Nigerian letter fraud, and ransomware are scamming tactics that have been used for years, but they’re capturing new victims through an ever-increasing degree of sophistication. This year, phishing – an attempt to get your sensitive information through seemingly trustworthy electronic communications – accounted for 90% of all data breaches, having grown by 65% in […]


Common Scams Cardholders Fall For & How to Avoid Them

Posted 3 years ago

No matter how many times people are told to never share their personal information, scammers still manage to find new ways to elicit prepaid, debit, and credit card numbers from unsuspecting consumers. It is also easy to assume that you would never fall for one of these scams, but you might be surprised, especially when you […]


Give Yourself the Gift of Secure Shopping

Posted 3 years ago

Cyber criminals are getting ready for the holidays. Are you? The upcoming holiday season is the busiest time of the year for many people. While we finalize our gift lists, cyber criminals plan their attacks. In 2017, more shoppers are expected to purchase presents online than ever before. Follow the tips below to stay safe […]


How to Avoid Being a Cybercrime Victim

Posted 4 years ago

Chances are you know someone who has been a victim of cybercrime or you’ve been one yourself. Almost half of American adults had their personal information exposed by cybercriminals in 2015, according to the Ponemon Institute. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated and better at tricking people into giving up their personal information. The most common […]


How to Protect Your Identity and Avoid Scams

Posted 5 years ago

Unfortunately, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States with millions of victims a year according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If you’ve been a victim of identity theft, then you know how frustrating it can be to resolve and reclaim your money. One of the most common ways criminals […]