Protect Your Financial Health From Medicare Scams
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by Firstbank_rd
1M ago
Protect Your Financial Health From Medicare Scams If you’re one of 64 million Americans eligible for Medicare, you may be targeted by criminals for your personal information and Medicare benefits. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) receives almost a million reports about impersonation scammers annually — including Medicare scammers – who steal almost $2.3 billion from ..read more
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The Dark Web & Identity Theft: What You Should Know
First Bank Blog » Fraud Education
by Firstbank_rd
1M ago
Fraud and identity theft are a quickly growing threat, costing U.S. consumers billions of dollars a year. One of the biggest drivers of identity theft is the dark web, where personal financial information can be sold to the highest bidder. Once this information is purchased, cybercriminals can use it to invade your bank account, steal ..read more
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What is Fraud and How Can You Fight it?
First Bank Blog » Fraud Education
by Firstbank_rd
9M ago
Fraud is a pervasive issue that affects individuals, businesses, and communities worldwide. Fraud is defined by Merriam-Webster as the intentional perversion of truth to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right.  Recognizing the signs of fraud and knowing how to protect yourself is crucial in today’s digital age ..read more
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What is Cybersecurity?
First Bank Blog » Fraud Education
by Firstbank_rd
10M ago
President George W Bush and the United States Congress designated October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, which serves to keep U.S. citizens informed of the true danger that technology can hold. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an opportunity to highlight current cyberthreats, and also serves to remind us to stay vigilant. What is Cybersecurity? Cybersecurity ..read more
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Do You Know What Phishing Looks Like?
First Bank Blog » Fraud Education
by Firstbank_rd
10M ago
Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $8.8 ..read more
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Fighting Check Fraud with Knowledge
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by firstbanknj
1y ago
Combatting fraudulent activities seems like a full time job these days. Everything we can do to try and prevent being defrauded is important – even down to the type of pen we use to write checks!  A type of fraud involving altering checks called “check washing” is on the rise. The scam is relatively simple ..read more
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Tips for Seniors to stay safe online!
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by Firstbank_rd
1y ago
Technology has completely transformed our lives, touching every aspect and changing how we carry out daily tasks. However, as technology advances, scammers also adapt, finding new ways to exploit people through their devices. June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, offers the perfect opportunity to refresh ourselves on how to protect seniors from fraud. Unfortunately ..read more
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Internet Safety Tips this Summer
First Bank Blog » Fraud Education
by Firstbank_rd
1y ago
June is designated as Internet Safety Month, providing us with an opportunity to learn and practice safe online behaviors. With the increasing incorporation of the internet in our daily lives, it is essential to be alert in safeguarding our personal information and online identity. This blog post highlights several key examples of how to stay ..read more
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Scams that Break Your Heart & Wallet
First Bank Blog » Fraud Education
by Firstbank_rd
1y ago
As we complete our transition into 2023, fraud continues to be an issue for consumers and businesses alike. Now that the holiday shopping is finished, and tax season is quickly approaching, it is a great time to make sure your accounts are sufficiently protected. With Valentine’s Day also right around the corner, the romance in ..read more
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Are You Properly Protecting Your Identity?
First Bank Blog » Fraud Education
by Firstbank_rd
1y ago
Properly protecting your identity is important for everyone to keep in mind. The holiday season can be an especially susceptible time for information leaks, as shoppers purchase gifts online more frequently each year. The pandemic has only exacerbated this concern, as more traffic online means opportunities to steal your personal information. The Federal Trade Commission ..read more
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