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Protect Yourself Against Ticket Scams

Is that ticket the real deal?

Event ticket prices have skyrocketed in recent years and as the demand for reasonably priced tickets increases, so to have ticket scams.  Learn how to protect yourself and know the signs of a ticket scam. 

2023 Member Appreciation Week

Join us October 2-6, 2023 for Member Appreciation Week! We’ll have prizes and events all week long!

Beware Student Loan Scams

Student Loan Scams

As student loan payments resume, it’s important to be aware of scammers trying to profit off of student loan borrowers and steal personal information. Student loan scams are growing rapidly; learn how to spot the red flags and keep yourself safe.  

Beware Imposter Charity Scams

Charity Fraud

As Hawaii rebuilds after the wildfires in Maui and the Southeast repairs damage from Hurriane Idalia, let’s look at how to spot imposter charity scams. Scammers know people are eager to help others in the aftermath of a disaster.  Preying on this desire to help others, fraudsters set up convincing looking website or contact people via telemarketing or door to door solicitation, pretending to be collecting money for victims. 

Overdraft Protection and Courtesy Pay

Overdrafts Protection & Courtesy Pay

Beware IRS Impersonation Scams

phone IRS scam call

Learn how to recognize the signs of IRS impersonation scams and protect yourself.

IRS impersonation scams are growing! Messages claiming to be from the IRS will often claim to you owe back taxes and are facing a prison sentence if you do not pay immediately or purport that you are owed a tax refund. 

‘Say Yes’ Scams Are Back! Here’s How to Stay Safe

woman on phone

Say yes scams exploded in 2017 and now they are back! According to the Better Business Bureau, scammers call and when you answer the phone, they claim there is an issue with the phone connection.  They’ll ask “Can you hear me?” By saying “yes” you may be authorizing a purchase you have no intention of making! 

How To Protect Yourself From Tech Scams

Woman frustrated at computer

Tech scammers have become good at appearing legitimate and very skilled at inspiring fear in victims.  While using the computer, a pop up may appear, screaming that your computer has been infected and directing you to call a number for assistance.  Once you call, these scammers will ask to gain access to your phone number and gain access to your bank accounts to pay for “clean up” services.  This scenario is all too common.  It is a scamgiving fraudsters access to your personal information and bank account.   Never trust a pop up claiming your device is infected, never give someone access to your computer or bank account, even if they are claiming to be tech support. 

How To Keep Information Secure While Traveling

Keep your information safe while traveling

Summer is vacation season! A chance to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.  While enjoying the season however, be sure to keep your information secure.  

Follow these simple steps to keep yourself, your home, and your information safe while traveling: 

How To Avoid Travel Scams

Looking to plan a last minute summer getaway? Take care to avoid travel scams! 

In 2021, the FTC received reports of over 53,000 incidents of  travel scams, including especially messy time share frauds. These scams cost consumers over $95,000,000! 

Here’s how to spot scams and avoid being cheated: