Protect the Elderly from Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse, a crime that deprives elderly people of their resources and ultimately their independence and their health, is a growing crime in America. Consider these tips to protect yourself or someone you love from elder financial abuse.

Plan ahead to protect your assets and to ensure your wishes are followed. Talk to someone at your financial . . . → Read More: Protect the Elderly from Financial Abuse

Beware of Tax Scams

As crunch time to tax day closes in, tax scams heat up. Don’t wait until the last minute to work on your taxes because rushing can lead to sloppy returns and a greater risk of falling victim to a scam. Tax scams take several shapes, ranging from promises of large tax refunds to identity theft. Here . . . → Read More: Beware of Tax Scams

Tax Time Scams

It’s tax time again. And, unfortunately, it’s the time for scams. Beware of tax scams that target you with requests claiming to be from the IRS. Always remember that your bank and other trusted financial partners will not ask for personal financial information that they already know about you. If someone contacts you demanding this type . . . → Read More: Tax Time Scams

Beware: Vishing Attacks on the Rise

Our debit card service provider, SHAZAM, has seen an increase in vishing fraud reports over the last 24 hours. Multiple reports have been from cardholders receiving automated and live telephone calls demanding account information. In at least one case, a message was left on a cardholder’s telephone, asking the cardholder to call back a toll-free telephone . . . → Read More: Beware: Vishing Attacks on the Rise

E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC.

The subject line of the e-mails state: “Account Insurance from FDIC” or “FDIC Insurance.” The e-mail tells recipients that their “account has been denied insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation due to . . . → Read More: E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC