It is that time of year again, when the fraudsters try to gain access to your funds and personal information. These tips from the Better Business Bureau gives you an overview of several different Holiday Scams.
We have all received phone calls telling us we have won a trip, can lower our credit card interest rates, owe money to the IRS, or any number of other attempts to scam us. This month, I wanted to share an article regarding phone scams. This information was published at www.consumer.ftc.gov.
By: Andrew Smith, Federal Trade Commission, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection Gail Hillebrand, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Associate Director, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement
Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting September 21st, thanks to a new federal law. Here’s what you should know:
Natural disasters and weather emergencies are in the news. Whether it’s the devastating wildfires along the West Coast, the relentless rains and flooding along the East Coast, or tornado strikes in the Midwest, it’s heartbreaking to see people lose their homes and businesses. But it’s despicable when scammers exploit such tragedies to appeal to your sense of generosity.
By: Carol Kando-Pineda, Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education
You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way.
A new website domain extension ".bank" was created to strengthen cyber security for financial institutions industry-wide.
State Bank of Cross Plains will be taking advantage of this improved security by changing our website domain name to SBCP.bank. The tentative date for the name change is scheduled for July 24, 2018, pending any unexpected technical issues.
Beginning in September 2018, a new law takes effect that will benefit all consumers and credit protection. This month’s article from www.consumer.ftc.gov explains the changes coming our way.
Looking for stronger ways to protect your credit? Thanks to a new federal law, soon you can get free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts. Here’s what to look forward to when the law takes effect on September 21st:
Most of us have heard about Phishing – an attempt to gain your personal information in an attempt to steal your money and/or identity. The article this month comes from www.consumer.ftc.gov. and reminds us of steps to take to keep our information safe and secure.