The Modern Wallet Blog
Ho Ho Hoaxes
The top 5 holiday scams to look out for this season.
IRS Imposters Among the "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams
If you received unexpected good news in an e-mail from the IRS, it's probably bogus.
COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine scams and how to avoid them.
Political Fundraising Scams
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning of an uptick in political fundraising scams seeking to collect donations allegedly going toward a candidate’s campaign or specific cause.
The Pending Package Scam
Scammers are using bogus packages to trick victims into sharing personal information.
Beware of Jury Duty Scams
Jury duty is a responsibility that enables courts to serve justice in a fair and efficient way. Unfortunately, it is often used as a cover for scams.
Back-to-School Tuition Scams
Back-to-school season means a flurry of shopping — and scams.
How to Create and Keep Strong Passwords
When it feels like there’s another big security breach every week, you want to be sure your passwords are strong and safe.
New COVID-19 Scams
Watch out for these trending scams as the country reopens.
Beware of Relay Theft
This user-friendly feature is also a favorite for car thieves.
Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams
The FBI is warning of a surge in COVID-19 cure-related scams, in which criminals peddle an alleged coronavirus vaccine or treatment, or bogus claims to disinfect homes of the virus.
Beware of Coronavirus Scams
Scammers often capitalize on fear, and the coronavirus outbreak is no exception.
Tips to Help You Protect Yourself from Fraud
Here at our credit union, we take the security of your account extremely seriously.
All You Need to Know About Data Breaches
What should you do if your info is taken?
7 Naughty Scams To Watch Out For This Holiday Season
Keep your money safe by reading up on the most common scams taking place this time of year and practicing caution.
Take Caution Before You Borrow Someone’s Charging Cable
Cyber security experts are warning against using a stranger’s charging cable or even borrowing one from an airport official or front-desk concierge at a hotel.
Your Complete Guide To Identity Theft Protection
When an individual's identity is stolen, the thief also impacts the victim's financial health, recovery from which can take years.
4 Vacation Scams To Watch For
Before heading on your dream vacation, read our list of four common vacation scams and learn how to avoid them.
Don't Get Caught in a Pyramid Scheme
Let’s look at what constitutes a pyramid scheme and how to avoid falling for one.
Beware Tech Support Scams
The FTC is warning of a surge in tech support scams, many of which can be difficult to spot.
Fake Check Scams On The Rise
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a report warning about a spike in fake check scams across the country.
Student Loan Scams
Here’s what you need to know about three popular student loan scams.
5 Scams To Watch For After The Holidays
The mad holiday rush may be over, but scammers aren’t slowing down.
Beware of Blackmailing Scams!
Blackmail and extortion are some of the oldest tricks in the book — because they work.
Don't Get Caught in a Free Trial Scam!
You know what they say: “If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.” And yet, dozens of people fall for scams that promise them the moon — and they don’t realize they’ve been played until it’s too late.
What Can I Do About Robocalls?
Are you sick of grabbing your ringing phone only to find a robocaller on the other end? Those automatic calls are enough to make anyone go bonkers. Read on for the inside scoop on robocalls and what you can do about them.
Text messaging has come under attack as one of the most vulnerable mediums for identity theft and more. Here’s what you need to know about an SMS message-based scam called “smishing.”
Debit Card Safety
Your random card of choice might not be the safest way to pay.
Beware of Social Media Scams!
Over the last few years, social media scams have exploded, with fake Twitter and Facebook profiles increasing by 100% in just one year. That also means there are several types of social media scams, most which involve a phishing scheme component.
Phone Cloning and Digital Self Defense
As frightening as it sounds, the only thing a hacker needs to launch a major attack is your phone number.
Updates On The Equifax Breach
While there are still more questions than answers, lots of factors have been clarified.
Beware Of Phishing Scams!
There has been a recent upsurge in phishing scams involving credit union brands.