Stay Alert for Medicaid Text Message Scams

October 30, 2023

Medicaid recipients in Pennsylvania should beware of a text message-based scam that alleges coverage has lapsed and payment is required. The Office of Attorney General has learned of an increase in scammers sending the text messages to individuals enrolled in Medicaid. Starting with a text message claiming to be from “Health Services”, the scammer links […]

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 […]

Avoid Getting Caught in Social Media Scams

October 12, 2023

Scammers continue using social media to go after money and personal information. Scammers like social media because they can pretend to be someone they’re not. They can hack your profile, pretend to be you, and con your friends. They can target you and others using information from your profile like your age, hobbies, and what […]

Don’t Get Fooled by Federal Student Loan Relief Scammers

August 23, 2023

With Federal Student Loan payments starting back up this Fall, stay alert for scammers pretending to be with Student Loan Relief Programs. Always remember that you do not have to pay for help managing student loans. There are two key signs to spot these scams: They try charging illegal upfront fees They offer quick loan […]

Watch Out For Continued Card Skimming Fraud

July 11, 2023

What is Card Skimming? Card skimming is a method thieves use to collect data from the magnetic strip on a credit or debit card at the time it is being used during a transaction. Skimming involves a device that is illegally installed on machines to store and transfer card data. Card skimming devices are typically […]

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month: Protect Loved Ones with Dementia

June 15, 2023

Financial crime against older Americans is a growing problem. People living with dementia are at an especially high risk of becoming victims of fraud and financial abuse. As their memory and other thinking skills decline, people with dementia may struggle to make financial decisions. They may not remember or report the abuse – or understand […]