‘Vishing’ is the new phishing

Technology is becoming more sophisticated, and so are scammers trying to separate you from your money. Most people are aware of phishing scams, those where a criminal sends an email requesting sensitive bank account information or personal identification information. While the tactics have gotten a little more inventive, there are certain tell-tale signs that tip […]

Emerging tax scam takes new turn

Scam artists are now defrauding taxpayers by first putting money into their bank accounts – before taking it out. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. The IRS is reporting an increasing number of scams involving fraudulent tax refunds. The scam is multi-tiered with scam artists first obtaining their victims’ personal identity and bank account information […]

You’ve frozen your credit but you need a loan. Now what?

There’s bad news about the Equifax security breach, and then there’s more bad news, particularly for those looking at pursuing financing loans in the near future. The bad news is the most obvious: As a result of a security breach at Equifax, one of the big three credit bureaus, personal information of 143 million Americans […]