The FORUM Fraud Team receives multiple complaints from members every month about their difficulties getting out of “free” trial offers. The below article from the Federal Trade Commission offers some tips and advice on where to seek help if you become a victim of a “free” trial offer scam.
June is National Safety month and besides all of the concerns for your personal safety, you should also consider precautions to keep your financial information safe as well. There are ways to keep your money and your identity secure and most start with being aware and informed.
The holiday season is always full of hustle and bustle with shopping, holiday parties and travel. Many people are so focused on the holidays that they can let their guard down and be susceptible to fraud and scams. Just a taking a few precautions can help you avoid most scams and frauds.
There is an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to avoid scams fraud and other financial theft this is certainly very true. Following a few simple precautions and not letting your guard down are the keys to successfully avoiding frauds and other financial theft.
Credit cards aren’t going out of style anytime soon, which means every individual who uses a credit card needs to be up to snuff on the latest security practices. This includes secure online shopping, continuous monitoring, and notifying financial institutions when there is a possibility of credit card fraud.
Whether you are energized or completely exhausted from the 2016 presidential primaries, the candidates and the associated drama have dominated the news. While the credit union industry, including FORUM, does not provide our opinions on the candidates, we are active with representatives in Congress
When planning for your future, don’t neglect to include insurance. Often this is the most ignored piece of a person’s financial portfolio. And yet, it has major significance. Insurance provides peace of mind and financial relief when you most need it.
The holidays are supposed to be all about fun and good tidings to all. Unfortunately the holidays can also be a time when we are most likely to be victims of fraud and other scams. There are a few simple ways to protect your money during the holidays