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Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

When shopping online during the holiday season-or any time of year-always be wary of deals that seem too good to be true, and do your part to avoid becoming a scammer's next victim.

Learn more from the FBI

What you can do to fend off hackers

Your personal information is valuable. That's why hackers try to steal it. This year, for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we've got tips to help you keep your personal information from ending up in the hands of a hacker.

Learn more from the FTC

Stay alert for Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

Have you recently participated in the following events?

  • Been a mystery shopper, purchasing gift cards
  • Wrapped your vehicle in advertising
  • Purchased a big-ticket item online (motorcycle, 4-wheeler, etc.)

If so, you may be the target of a counterfeit cashier's check! Please stay alert to these threats. Contact your local police agency as soon as possible for further investigation and assistance.

Self-defense against scams

To everyone who hangs up on unwanted calls, learns about the latest scams, and checks with friends about suspicious offers: good news! People who did all those things were less likely to lose money to a scam than people who didn't...

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Safe Online Surfing Challenge Opens

The FBI's Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge, which had record participation in 2018-2019, is reopening for the start of the new school year to help students navigate the web securely.

Learn more at the FBI

Worshipers targeted by gift card scam

We're seeing a new spin on gift card scams. This time, scammers are pretending to be a pastor, rabbi, priest, imam, or bishop. They're asking worshipers for gift card contributions for a worthy cause. Appeals are often made by email, but we've heard people are also getting texts and phone calls, too.

Learn more at the FTC

Update your software now

We secure our valuables - our wallets, keys, and homes. We know that, if left unsecured, they can easily be a target for criminals. So it makes sense to think the same way about the information stored on all our devices.

Learn more at the FTC

Keys to avoiding home rental scams

Need more space than an apartment, condo or townhouse can offer, but not ready to buy? A single-family home rental may fit the bill. But not all home rental listings are legit, so here are some tip-offs and tools to help you avoid a rental scam.

Learn more at the FTC

Make it a scam-free vacation

It's almost summer! Right now, you probably have beaches on the brain or you're thinking about that long-planned trip abroad. Before you head out, take steps to help keep your dream vacation from becoming a nightmare.

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FCC Alerts Consumers to 'One Ring' Call Back Scam

Scammers Looking To Defraud Consumers By Prompting Expensive Call Back

Consumers Should Not Call Back Unknown Late-Night Callers Using the '222' West African Country Code.

Learn more from the FCC (PDF)