Blog Rewind - Fraud

By Cyprus Credit Union | Oct 1, 2021 8:05:00 AM

Check out our previous blog posts about scams and fraud. While it is a great benefit to know how fraud works and what to watch out for, even the best of us can still be targeted by bad actors. These posts can help you know what to do if you ever find yourself in need of help after becoming a victim of fraud.

How To: Prevent Fraud

Technology has helped make the world more accessible than ever before. Unfortunately, that also includes the fraudsters. Here are a few steps that you can take to help further secure your financial information from potential fraud.

Recognizing Signs of Fraud

As technology continues to evolve, so do potential fraudsters. There are now many avenues they can take when it comes to stealing money or private information from you. Here are some signs that you may face the threat of becoming a victim of fraud.

I’m the Victim of Fraud. Now What?

Once you’ve discovered that your identity has been compromised, it’s time to get to work. Here is what you should do when your identity is stolen.

How to: Report Fraud

No matter how much we prepare, there is still a chance that we may become the victim of fraud. If it happens to you, you'll want to make sure you are ready to report it as soon as possible. Below, there are different types of potential fraud and how to report them.

How To: Spot Fake Check Scams

The Better Business Bureau reported recently that although the number of consumers writing checks is decreasing, the amount of fake check scams is rising. One of the major problems with fake checks is that it can take weeks to find out and then you’re on the hook for any funds drawn. Here are some signs that you may be involved in a fake check scam.

Avoiding Holiday Scams & Fraud

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for holiday scammers. While everything is merry and bright, people are out there with the sole intent of stealing from you and your loved ones. Protect yourself from fraud & scams this holiday season by taking some of the steps below.

More Common Scams

One of the best ways to keep your financial and other private information secure is by staying up to date on some of the most common scams out there. 

What to Know About Elder Fraud

Elder fraud is the act of seeking financial gain by scamming a specific group of people: senior citizens. Here is some information on what puts senior citizens at greater risk for fraud, what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones, and how to report elder fraud.

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