Banks Never Ask That

Follow our advice and protect yourself from falling victim to identity theft or credit card fraud.

If you can answer this sentence, "My bank would never ask me..." accurately, you've already got a leg up on scammers. Unfortunately, many don't have the right information or tools to identify when they're being taken advantage of. Scammers often target the most vulnerable and trusting among us. Elder fraud alone steals billions from senior citizens every year.

The positive news is that elder fraud, identity theft, credit card fraud, fake check scams, and the list goes on, are avoidable when you are armed with the right information.

We've compiled a series of articles for National Cyber Security Awareness Month that outline how to identify scams, report criminal activity, and keep your personal information safe and secure.

Fraud can happen to anyone. From credit card fraud and elder fraud to identity theft and fake check scams, there are a multitude of ways your personal information can be compromised.

cartoon of man having his identity stolen online by thief

Remember those popular television commercials about identity theft? You know, where the 50-year-old man's voice is substituted with that of a young female who went on a shopping spree after emptying his bank account because "it's not like I'm actually paying for it, hahaha".

hacker stealing information

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn allow us to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues. They can also allow hackers, identity thieves, and even burglars the opportunity to gain access to your personal information.

Facebook Identity Theft

Identity theft has become increasingly common as more personal information is available online than ever before. Today there are more than one billion active Facebook users across the globe sharing personal details of their life with friends and family.

cartoon of man in front of computer with hacker knife coming out of the screen

The ability to conduct business, make purchases and bank online has simplified lives. Unfortunately, this means users are required to enter personal and private information that hackers could possibly access.

"Phishing" refers to when scam artists contact you via phone or email pretending to be with a business or organization that you may deal with, for example, a bank, an internet service provider, online payment service or even a government agency.