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Tax-Related Identity Theft Crimes

Published: February 15, 2022

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security to file a fraudulent tax return in your name, claiming a tax refund.You may not know you're a victim of identity theft until you're notified by the IRS of a possible issue with your return.The IRS recommends taking these important steps to safeguard your information.

How to Run a Privacy Scan After a Data Breach

Published: January 26, 2022

Your name, your address, your email - these might seem like boring facts from your day-to-day life, but to digital criminals they're all valuable data points worth snatching in a data breach. When you're the victim of a data breach and your privacy is in jeopardy, A Privacy Scan is a smart way to find out who may have acquired your information.

12 Common Scam and Fraud Terms You Should Know

Published: January 5, 2022

While fraudsters are becoming increasingly savvy, you can learn what to look out for and avoid the latest scams by understanding common scam and fraud terms. Scammers want to catch you off guard and pressure you to make hasty decisions, so informing yourself is a crucial way to stay one step ahead of their tactics.

Tips to Donate Safely Online

Published: December 15, 2021

Giving to your favorite charity or nonprofit feels great. But as online giving has become easier than ever, online charity scams have become more prevalent. With only a couple of clicks, you could find yourself giving your hard-earned money or personal information to someone who is capable of causing considerable damage to your bottom line.

Protect Your Identity and Avoid Scams While Holiday Shopping

Published: December 7, 2021

The holidays bring joy, time off from work and days spent with family, but they can also be accompanied by added stressors. Whether you're stretching your finances to afford presents, struggling with travel plans or rushing to get everything done before taking a few days off, the extra expenses and pressure could make you a prime target for identity theft or scams.

4 Ways the Holidays Increase Your Risk of Identity Theft

Published: November 29, 2021

There are many ways an identity thief can take advantage of you. Whether you're shopping with credit cards, shopping online, using online banking or withdrawing money from an ATM, there are steps you can take to prevent identity theft.

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The branch manager introduced herself and was extremely helpful. She stated that if there is anything we ever need to please let her know. Very positive experience!

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