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Holiday Scam Checklist
It's that time of year again, the lights have been strung and the malls are packed with people looking for the perfect gift for their friends and loved ones. It's a busy time for everyone, including criminals who take advantage of unsuspecting people during this festive season. From holiday scams to fake online retailers, consumers need to be alert to keep their money and personal information safe this holiday season.
Banks have multiple layers of security to protect your financial transactions and your personal information, whether you're making a purchase in a store or online or using a debit card, credit card, check or cash.
Another part of the banking industry's role is to educate consumers about the scams that we're seeing so that you can take steps to protect yourselves. Make sure you're safe this holiday season by following this checklist.
Stay Informed about Identity Theft
Don't let fraudsters get the drop on you. Make sure you're up on the latest scams. The Ohio Bankers' League recommends the following website for information on identity theft: http://www.protectyouridnow.org.
Deluxe Provent Identity Protection
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Fraudulent Consumer Alerts
The FDIC has issued a consumer alert regarding fraudulent emails that appear to have been sent by the FDIC claiming that a phishing attack has affected the Fedwire system and recipients are instructed to click on links within the e-mail for additional information. For more details click here.
10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud
While con artists can be clever, many can be foiled by knowledgeable - and equally canny - consumers. Here are 10 things you can do to stop a scam.