Scams

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Scams

In today’s ever advancing digital landscape, technology never stops improving. Unfortunately, as technology continues to advance, so don’t hackers and scammers as well. Below you can find some common scams that come in many different forms but all have the same objective, to steal your personal information. Within each section, you will learn more about each scam, what to look out for and what to do if your information is compromised.

Tax Season Scams

Every year, unfortunate  taxpayers go to file their returns and are shocked to find out that someone else has filed a fraudulent one in their name!

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Phone Scams

Cybercriminals may call your home or cell phone and claim to be from a legitimate organization.

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Social Engineering Scams

Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire or send money.

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Imposter Scams

Sometimes a scammer can pretend to be a government official to get you to send them money.

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Online Shopping Scams

Learn how scammers target online shoppers and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Computer Scams

Learn about computer scams and what you can do to protect yourself and your information.

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