Security Articles

ABA and America’s Banks Launch #BanksNeverAskThat Anti-Phishing Campaign

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. The Federal Trade Commission’s 2019 report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $1.48 billion to phishing scams in 2018. The problem has only grown worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, given the increased […]

Imposter Scams

A scammer pretends to be someone you trust — a government agency like the Social Security Administration or the IRS, a family member, a love interest, or someone claiming there’s a problem with your computer. The scammer can even have a fake name or number show up on your caller ID to convince you. Below […]

Unemployment Fraud – Tips to Protect Yourself

Now, more than ever, incidents of fraud are happening daily, and scammers are coming up with new schemes to prey upon the others for financial gain. Currently, there is fraud specifically targeting unemployment assistance due to the COVID-19 health crisis. There have been many reports of Massachusetts residents receiving letters in the mail from The […]

How to Protect Yourself, Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

You, or someone you know, could become the victim of a growing crime in America — financial abuse of older Americans. Seniors are increasingly becoming targets for financial abuse. As people over 50 years old control over 70 percent of the nation’s wealth, fraudsters are using new tactics to take advantage of retiring baby boomers […]

Money Mule Scams

A Money Mule scam is a type of scam in which criminals use their victims to move stolen funds. Money mule scams can take many forms, and commonly involve online dating, work-at-home jobs or prizes. In a typical scam, the fraudster sends the victim money to deposit into a bank account and then asks them […]

Avoid Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

Unfortunately, when events such as the current Pandemic dominate the news, cyber-criminals also take notice. In times like these, you should be on high alert for increased Social Engineering Attacks. The article below comes directly from the Department of Homeland Security CISA Team. What is a social engineering attack? In a social engineering attack, an […]

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 28 to February 1. This annual campaign aims to help consumers be more informed about protecting themselves from tax-related identity theft and scams. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone steals a Social Security number and uses it to claim a tax refund or get a job. We’ve assembled […]