EXTORTION – What is it and what to do if you are a victim

May 11, 2023

Becoming a victim of fraud is extremely distressful for those affected, regardless of how it occurs. There are some unique situations where a member may feel too scared or ashamed to report that they were victimized.   Extortion is a crime that occurs when someone threatens to harm or damage someone’s reputation or property unless […]

Stay Alert for AI-Generated Phishing Scams

May 4, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology continues to evolve, enhance and become more powerful. While AI can be very beneficial, it can be just as harmful. In fact, AI has now become a powerful tool for generating phishing emails- specifically AI chatbot tools such as ChatGPT.* Scammers have been taking advantage of this tool because it makes […]

Don’t be Fooled by AI Investment Fraud

May 4, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to a number of different technologies that enable computers to sense, understand, act, and learn with human-like levels of intelligence. Due to AI technology, computers are able to perform a variety of advanced functions. Scammers are aware of the hype around AI and are using this hype to their advantage to […]

Don’t Get Fooled by AI Voice Impersonators

March 27, 2023

According to the FTC, in 2022, imposter scams were the second leading form of scams, resulting in over $11 million in losses.* Now, Artificial Intelligence (known as AI) is another tactic of imposter phone call scams. With the advancements in AI, a scammer can now use AI to clone the voice of your loved one […]

Beware of Facebook Marketplace Scammers

March 10, 2023

Facebook Marketplace is an easy, common and convenient way to sell items. However, unfortunately, it is also a common way scammers are using social media to take your money. Recently, scammers have been using P2P Platforms, such as Zelle® to trick buyers into upgrading to a “business account” and sending more money than the item […]

Keep Your Eyes Open for Scams this Tax Season!

February 24, 2023

Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers target taxpayers by posing as the IRS through the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals.* It is important to remember that The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text […]