Educating yourself about potential scams is the first step to preventing yourself from becoming a victim.
The safety and security of our customers is a top priority. We are dedicated to educating you about the ways criminals try to scam you and how to prevent yourself or your loved one from becoming a victim. Here, you’ll find helpful links to topics and information that provide insights to help you recognize and avoid scams and fraud.
Common fraud and scam crimes
Review some of the most commonly reported scams and crimes targeted towards both individuals and businesses.
Implementing safe cybersecurity best practices is important for individuals as well as organizations of all sizes. Using strong passwords, updating your software, thinking before you click, and turning on multi-factor authentication are the basics to keep you cyber safe. The resources below go in more details about the many types of cyber crimes and how you can recognize and avoid them.
Identity theft is one of the most common scams plaguing individuals. The resources below will help you determine what is identity theft, and how to report and recover from it.
Check fraud is a growing type of scam that primarily affects businesses, but can happen to individuals. Financial institutions, as well as the United States Postal Service, are advising people not to put checks in the mail. Scammers are stealing them and draining bank accounts in the process. The articles below provide insight into what is happening and other options you have.
Identity Theft is an illegal means of securing an unsuspecting individual’s personal or financial information with the intent of assuming their identity to make transactions or purchases. It is our goal to educate you, our customer, and assist you from becoming this crime’s next victim. If you feel that you are an unlikely target for identity theft, you might want to think again.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website contains up-to-date information with regards to Identity Theft, along with your individual rights.