Published: July 28, 2021
Lots of us grew accustomed to commute-free jobs during the pandemic and are hoping to find a way to continue to work from home. Scammers hoping to capitalize on that are taking elaborate measures - as far as fake interviews and background checks - to get people's personal data and/or money.
Published: July 21, 2021
If you're using your phone to shop more often these days, you're not alone. Since COVID-19 restrictions inspired a surge in mobile shopping over the past year or so, using your phone to buy groceries, place a pickup or delivery order, or access a retailer's dedicated app to buy stretchy pants is now a routine occurrence. But is it safe? With a little caution and a lot of care, it can be.
Published: June 29, 2021
It almost sounds too good to be true: Most families with kids will start receiving monthly checks for up to $300 per child this summer, starting in mid-July and continuing through December. And they don?t have to do anything, except perhaps keep the money safe from scammers.
Published: May 21, 2021
This guide explains more about what elder fraud is, why the elderly are targeted in scams, and what you can do to prevent elder fraud.
Published: May 6, 2021
At USSFCU, we strive to shield older members from financial abuse and intervene effectively when older account holders are targeted or victimized. During the month of May and through June 15, we'll share resources for older adults, their families and those who serve them.
Published: May 5, 2021
Scammers continue to prove that there's no rest for the wicked. While their goals remain the same - get your personal information and money - their strategies are constantly changing with the times. Fraudsters know people are most vulnerable when they're desperate or scared, and use crises and pressure tactics to prey on victims.