Ready to get away this summer? We hear you! Just don’t fall prey to a fraudster. Here are four tips to steering clear of travel scams this summer.
Fraudulent unemployment claims have reached dramatic levels during the pandemic. Claims continue to rise across the United States, and Ohio is no exception. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, over 128,000 claims were filed in March of 2021. Of those 128,000 claims, at least 19,000 have been flagged as...
Fraudsters will stop at nothing to gain personal information, and when they succeed, the end result can be disastrous. One type of fraud that is gaining traction is account takeover fraud, or ATO. Account takeover fraud, also known as account compromise, occurs when a cyber-attacker gains control of a legitimate account.
Ready to do some spring cleaning? Nothing feels more satisfying than refreshing your home, but what about refreshing your finances? Finances are something that often gets missed in the spring cleaning process, but it’s just as important to do.
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Though the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that tax-related identity theft is on the decline, it’s still a possibility. Here are a few signs that could indicate you’re a victim.
As we all know, the risk for identity theft is ever present. However, staying vigilant and being proactive in securing your information can help reduce that risk and eliminate headaches down the road. Here are a few steps that you can take to make your information more secure.
Your credit report might be the most important financial tool you have, but do you know why? Check out this primer on the basics of a credit report, and why it’s so essential to your financial life.
If you’re concerned about identity theft, it could be in your best interest to place a Credit Freeze or Fraud Alert on your accounts. But, which one is right for you? Here’s what these tools are and how they work so that you can determine your next steps.
Working to achieve your financial goals can be a delicate balancing act, and even when you make your best effort, mistakes can happen. Let’s face it – we’re only human. What you don’t want is to let a mistake go uncorrected because it can have serious repercussions down the road. Let’s review five common money mistakes and their fixes.
Social media is a way to stay connected with family and friends, but it’s also become a popular place for fraudsters. In fact, social media scams were the most profitable avenue for scammers in 2021, with approximately 95,000 people reporting losses of about $770 million.