The following is an excerpt from a real-live banker. We think it’s important that we share our stories, so they don’t become yours. Dear reader, It’s the week before the county fair. I am a frantic 4H mom looking to
Have you ever seen the Monty Python sketch about Spam? So, basically there is this old couple eating at a diner along with some Vikings. The waitress is listing items off the menu, which mostly consists of Spam. The elderly
Phone scams have been prominent for as long as I can remember, but probably even before that. Alexander Graham Bell has been gone a century, so I don’t even know how long. Nonetheless, phone fraud is a major issue today.
“Big Brother is Watching You” – 1984 by George Orwell It’s that time of the year again…the dreaded tax season! And with tax season comes the risk of falling victim to a scammer. Sleazy government imposters will act like they
QR codes have climbed in popularity with the help of the COVID Pandemic. These handy little codes are a hands-free way to do a multitude of tasks. More and more restaurants have QR codes that bring you to their menu,
What comes to mind when someone says the word “mule”? For some, it might be a loaded down pack animal a la gold rush era, 1849. Circa 2020’s we have miniature mules, a cute cuddly animal that’s trending as a
Now more than ever, scammers are on the prowl trying to coax you into their den of lies. Countless people have been tricked and have lost their hard earned money to scammers. Whether it be because of a hypothetical paid-for
The dictionary defines a spoof as a hilarious imitation of something, or a trick played on someone as a joke. Turn that word into a verb and you’re left with an imitation relying on exaggeration, or a hoax or trick,
The simple, short answer is that fraud can look like many different things, and anyone can fall victim. I got a call on my cell phone yesterday around 5:00. The number was unknown so I let it go to voicemail.
As we wrap up National Cybersecurity Awareness Month we thought it was fitting to share a few more of our favorite tips and tricks from our friends at the National Cybersecurity Alliance. To learn more, visit their website at https://staysafeonline.org/