Four Steps to Staying Cyber Safe

October 13, 2023

With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we want to ensure all members are educated on how to stay cyber safe. Follow these four steps to keep your identity and financial accounts protected at all times: Use Strong Passwords that are long, unique and randomly generated. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Implementing MFA on accounts makes it […]

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 […]

Keep Online Transactions Safe

October 21, 2022

These days, many of us bank, communicate with healthcare providers and insurance companies, perform financial transactions, and shop via the Internet. This is convenient, but it also can put your personal information at risk if you’re not careful. Before you donate or throw away a computer, use a specially designed program to “wipe” the hard […]

As Prices Rise, Stay Alert for Scams

August 26, 2022

With the rising prices of groceries, housing, and many other necessities, many are looking for ways to cut costs. However, scammers are taking notice as people worry about how high prices are impacting their budgets. How it Works* Scammers may say: They are from the government and are giving away grant money for home repairs […]

‘SIM Swap’ Scams on the Rise

February 16, 2022

The F.B.I. has issued a warning about the growing number of “SIM swap” scams that essentially steal someone’s cellphone number to hack their personal data. In 2021 alone, the FBI received 1,611 SIM-swapping complaints, with adjusted losses totaling more than $68 million.* A “SIM swap” scam occurs when a criminal acquires a mobile phone’s SIM […]

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