Tips for Avoiding Scams When Sending Money Via Zelle

By |2022-09-14T08:22:59-07:00September 14th, 2022|

The digital movement of money is a normal part of our modern world – with nearly $500 billion being transferred via Zelle each year. Now that many businesses and individuals rely on digital transactions, it’s more important than ever to be careful of potential scams when sending or receiving money. Zelle is a reputable financial

Warning to Seniors: Beware of Scammers Posing as Government Workers

By |2022-06-15T10:55:36-07:00June 15th, 2022|

An unexpected communication from a government agency, such as the IRS or Social Security Administration, will quickly catch your attention ─ easily making you feel stressed or worried. Scammers know that posing as government workers can be an effective way to manipulate elderly victims to hand over sensitive information that can be used to steal

Beware of Holiday Scammers– Red Flags to Watch For

By |2021-11-12T07:14:14-08:00November 10th, 2021|

The holiday season is one of the best times to spend time with family, friends, and neighbors.  However, as people prepare for gift exchanges and other festivities, the generous mindset of the season can open up opportunities for scammers. Senior scams have been around for years.  But the holiday season tends to be especially high

Credit Repair Scams and How to Recognize Them

By |2021-04-15T11:47:52-07:00April 15th, 2021|

Boosting your credit score is the first step toward financial freedom.  A higher credit score can give you access to better loans and financial options. Many people turn to credit repair services for assistance. While there are reputable companies that can help, the credit repair industry is teeming with scammers. What’s a consumer to do?

COVID-19 Vaccine Scam: Do Not Pay to Reserve a Vaccination Appointment

By |2021-04-08T09:48:48-07:00April 8th, 2021|

There is hope at the end of this long pandemic: now that vaccines are available, many people can see their families and enjoy some of their favorite activities once again. The demand for vaccination appointments has been understandably high, with priority being placed on vaccines for the older populations and most vulnerable people. When it’s

Common Stimulus Check Scams – and How to Avoid Them

By |2021-02-04T07:53:20-08:00February 11th, 2021|

If you are anxiously waiting for another stimulus check from the government, do not be fooled by the scams going around. They try to convince you to give bank information or money in order to expedite your stimulus payment. Here are some current examples of stimulus check scams: Email from Joseph Simons, the FTC Chairman:

Holiday Online Shopping: Avoid these Dangers

By |2020-12-16T17:43:26-08:00December 16th, 2020|

Holiday shopping looks different in 2020; many people are looking for ways to avoid potential virus exposure in stores. It’s no surprise that online shopping is booming right now, providing consumers a way to find gifts without the exposure of in-person shopping experiences. While there are many reputable merchants to choose from online, the risk

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