October 13, 2021
When it comes to financial scams, education is the first line of defense. Scam artists prey on the elderly, especially in times of crisis, in order to get them to divulge confidential information or to exploit them financially. The American Bankers Association has provided 10 important tips inspire savvy seniors.
April 2, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.
November 25, 2019
The holiday season brings with it festivities and all kinds of electronic communications related to holiday greetings, shopping, travel, shipping, and parties. Unfortunately, it also brings opportunities for malicious actors to send spam and phishing emails.
May 22, 2019
As online dating has become more common, there has also been an increase in scams targeting users of online dating sites. A romance scam is a trick where someone pretends to have romantic feelings for a victim, gains their trust, and then uses that relationship to commit fraud. Usually, the crook misleads a victim online and then talks the victim into sending money, sharing personal and financial information, or laundering money for the crook.
January 31, 2019
When using e-mail for personal or business use, always exercise caution. The following 4 tips are from German American’s Security Team experts to help you detect, and avoid, fraudulent e-mails.