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Scams and Fraud

Scams and Fraud

Scams and Fraud

Charity Fraud Prevention Tips

Best practices for preventing fraud in charities.

Counterfeit Money: Learn How to Spot It

Charities’ workers should learn and use multiple detection methods when accepting cash.

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Credit Freeze, Fraud Alert, and Credit Monitoring

The number of data breaches and reported incidents of identity theft continues to set records nearly every year. This alert explains things you can do to protect yourself from identity theft: credit freeze; fraud alert; and credit monitoring. The alert also answers frequently asked questions about each.

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Fighting Consumer Fraud

Ten ways to fight consumer fraud and protect yourself.

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Identity Theft

Learn about the signs of identity theft, how to protect your personal information online and off, and what to do if you become an identity theft victim.

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Investment Fraud

It’s no surprise that fraudsters target people with money - which means targeting older Americans at or near retirement. However, you may be surprised to learn that fraudsters also target people who are college-educated, optimistic, self-reliant, have higher incomes, and some financial knowledge. The best thing you can do to avoid investment fraud scams is to ASK QUESTIONS!

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Mail and E-Scams

Scams come in all different shapes and sizes. It’s important to learn the warning signs, as well as things you can do to protect yourself. Keep calm and don’t be fooled!

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What Is Identity Theft?

Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities stolen and fraudulently used each year totaling $50 billion in financial losses.Becoming aware of specific types of identity theft will assist in the prevention process and maintaining your security and ultimately your identity.

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