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All You Need to Know About Pig-Butchering Scams Category: Scams: Phishing Scams

All You Need to Know About Pig-Butchering Scams Category: Scams: Phishing Scams

You may have received a text or chat message in recent months about an attractive-looking investment opportunity. The message may have seemed to be sent mistakenly, but it’s all too real. In fact, it’s likely a pig-butchering scam.

Let’s take a look at these prevalent scams and how you can avoid falling victim.

Don't get caught in an investment scam

Don’t Get Caught in an Investment Scam!

Investment is rarely without risk. Nearly every investment option carries with it the possibility of loss. What many don’t realize though, is that in addition to the typical risks, investing also carries the danger of falling prey to an investment scam.

Don’t Get Caught in an Emergency Scam!

It’s your grandson on the line and he’s in deep trouble! He’s telling you he’s been kidnapped for ransom, or perhaps he’s in trouble with the police and needs money for bail. Whatever the “emergency,” he’s asking you to wire money ASAP!

All You Need to Know About Spoofing Scams

All You Need to Know About Spoofing Scams

Scammers have been at their game since time immemorial, but modern technology has weaponized them in new and dangerous ways. In particular, spoofing has become more sophisticated and difficult to spot. Let’s take a look at spoofing, how it works, and red flags that can alert you to a possible spoofing scam

6 Ways to Tell if a Website is Safe

6 Ways to Tell if a Website is Safe

In today’s digital age, where we rely on the internet for everything from furniture shopping to staying informed and entertained, safeguarding ourselves online is essential. The online landscape is filled with fraudsters using advanced techniques to exploit vulnerabilities. Accidentally stumbling upon an unsafe website can expose you to malware, including spyware that steals sensitive financial data and ransomware that locks your device and demands payment for its release. These threats can lead to devastating consequences such as drained bank accounts, fraudulent loans taken out in your name, and even identity theft. It’s crucial to stay vigilant and take proactive measures to protect yourself from online scams and threats.

Don't let fraudsters in the front door.

Don’t Let The P2P Scams In The Door

P2P platforms, like Zelle, Venmo and PayPal, have made life so much easier for many consumers. Paying your friend back for the $20 you borrowed while at the mall, splitting a meal and purchasing a shared gift are now as easy as a few quick screen swipes. Unfortunately, though, P2P scams are rampant and varied. Also, once money is transferred through a P2P service, it’s usually gone for good.

Scam Prevention

Protecting Your Finances: How to Prevent Fraud in Your Credit Union Accounts

Hey there, savvy money manager! We’re living in an era where our wallets have gone digital, making it super convenient to handle our finances. But you know what else is on the rise? Yep, you guessed it – sneaky fraudsters and cyber tricksters. They’re eyeing your credit union and bank accounts, access to online banking and more. No worries, though! We’ve got your back with tips to help you keep your hard-earned cash safe and sound.

Device Advice: How to Keep Your Phone Safe from Fraud

Device Advice: How to Keep Your Phone Safe from Fraud

Smartphones are the millennial’s answer to the disorganized life. You can buy practically anything with just a few swipes, schedule your appointments and store all your photos and home videos in this one, convenient location. [You can also manage your accounts, check your balance and deposit checks through SRI Federal Credit Union’s mobile banking app and/or website]. Unfortunately, all of that convenience comes at a price: Your mobile devices pose an inherent risk to your security if they fall into the wrong hands. The good news is, there are ways to protect your phone and your information from fraud.

What is the Dark Web?

What is the Dark Web?

Q: I’ve heard of the dark web, but I never understood what this term means. What is the dark web? How is it accessed? Is there any way to keep my information out of its depths?

Beware of Digital Kidnapping

Beware of Digital Kidnapping

Most parents warn their kids against taking candy or accepting a ride from a stranger, but there’s a digital equivalent to conventional kidnapping that is unknown to many people. Digital kidnapping happens when a crook takes control of a target’s social media profiles and holds them until a ransom is paid. It can also involve “kidnapping” photos that are posted on social media pages. Here’s what you need to know about digital kidnapping and how to protect yourself from falling victim.

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