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
Congratulations on graduation! It’s time to get geared up for college so you can meet new people, discover your academic interests, and welcome some more financial independence. As you transition into college, managing your money well can make your life easier. Here are a few things to think about.
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has received reports of a phishing scam that uses a website with a logo and a design similar to the agency’s site in an attempt to convince members to provide social security numbers, account numbers, login information or send money.
Your money and personal information are two areas where being fooled is not funny. Being a victim of fraud or a scam is never pleasant and many unsuspecting people who should know better get caught because they let their guard down and don’t use reason. Scam artist are very talented and work very hard to make all of their scams believable. Arming yourself with a little knowledge and always doing your research are two great ways to avoid being a fraud victim.
The holiday season is in full swing with all the joy and merriment that it brings. Unfortunately, it also brings a higher risk of identity theft and financial fraud. There are actions you can take though to protect yourself and also to lower the impact if it happens to you.
There have been reports of telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
On October 14, 2014, a security vulnerability named “POODLE” was discovered in SSL v.3.0, a method used by internet browsers for secure communication with websites. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to view your secure communication when browsing the internet.
There have been reports of a caller using local phone numbers to pose as a representative from FORUM. At FORUM, we take the security of our members very seriously. Your information has not been compromised. These calls did not originate from FORUM; please do not respond.