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Beware the Pending Package Scam

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Everyone loves a surprise package, and scammers are taking the excitement out of that experience by using bogus packages as a cover for a nefarious scam that tricks victims into sharing their personal information — and their money.

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Political Fundraising Scams

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Election fever is now at an all-time high and so are election scams. From schemes that steal your vote to ones promising dream vacations in exchange for participation in a poll or survey, there’s no shortage of scams centering on elections.

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How Can I Protect Myself from Payment App Scams?

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Q: I’ve heard there’s been an increase in scams through mobile payment apps, like Cash App. Can I continue using these apps safely?

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Watch Out for These Scams as the Country Moves Toward Reopening

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As the country moves forward and adapts to the new realities, scammers aren’t far behind. Watch out for these trending scams as the country reopens.

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Beware Unemployment Scams

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When there’s bad news, the scammers aren’t far behind. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Americans have lost a collective $13.4 million to coronavirus-related fraud since the beginning of 2020, and unemployment scams have contributed their fair share to the loss.

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

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No one can totally eliminate the risk of identity theft, but there are things you can do to reduce risk. Think of your Social Security Number (SSN), financial account numbers, and passwords as the Holy Grail—sacred and powerful. Protect them carefully.

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All You Need to Know About Data Breaches

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Data breaches have become a fact of life, with not a week going by without news of another company letting hackers get hold of customers’ data. But what should you do if your info is taken?

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7 Naughty Scams

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Keep your money safe by reading up on the most common scams taking place this time of year and practicing caution.

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Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

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You may not know that you are the victim of ID theft until you experience a financial consequence down the road from actions that the thief has taken with your stolen identity. Follow these steps to help secure your identity. 

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