Fraud scams are present throughout the year. This holiday season, we are asking you to have a heighten awareness as we begin to see an increase in scams
Fraud scams are present throughout the year. This holiday season, we are asking you to have a heighten awareness as we begin to see an increase in scams. Some of the popular scams include:
- Unreal relatives in distress where usually grandparent is asked to wire or send money to a grandchild in trouble
- Phony charities – check out the charity
- Check overpayment scam - someone buys something from you, usually online, makes payment with a fraudulent check made out for more than the agreed upon price, then requests you send them the amount of the overpayment
- Romance scam – scammers strike up a relationship with their targets to build their trust, sometimes talking or chatting several times a day. Then, they make up a story and ask for money. Or they will obtain their target’s bank information and ask them to deposit a check then end up wiring out the funds to their (scammer’s) account.
What can you do?
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- Don’t cash checks if you don’t know the source.
- Review your account often.
- Contact the authorities if you believe you are the victim of a scam.
Click button read more about other scams such as
- Online scams
- Package Delivery scams
- Public wi-fi
- Charity scams