You take precautions to avoid card fraud. You’re careful where you shop online, you filter out robocalls and you use cash when you can. But did you know that something as simple as getting gas may leave you vulnerable to skimming? Skimming can happen at any place where cards are swiped, such as an ATM,… Read More


The unfortunate reality is that fraud can happen to anyone. How you, and your financial institution, respond is crucial. Take a look at this testimonial from a FirstBank customer who received a fraudulent phishing email from an individual posing as a customer service representative. The scammer began by notifying them of an attempted fraudulent purchase on… Read More


Shopping is increasingly done online, and unfortunately fraud has followed suit. According to national credit reporting agency, TransUnion, suspected eCommerce fraud increased by 12 percent during the first month of the COVID pandemic. Luckily, we’re here to offer some helpful advice that can help protect you from becoming a victim. More online transactions can make… Read More


Here’s what you can expect to see during one of the world’s largest celebrations. Lunar New Year is celebrated in nearly a dozen countries by over 1.5 billion people. Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar traditional to many east Asian countries, and it can occur any time between mid-January… Read More


Valentine’s Day is a chance to show your love for that special someone, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot to do it. We’ve got you covered with five wallet-friendly activities that you can do on the special day. 1. Dinner Date Who says dining in and fine dining can’t be the same thing?… Read More


2020 was a doozy but it’s over now. A new year is here, and with it, the possibility for a healthier, happier 2021. Let’s dig into some of the ways we can all achieve a bit of happiness in the year ahead. 1. Fix your credit score The New Year is more than a date… Read More


The work world has drastically changed over the last year and landing a new job may seem like a daunting task. Luckily, the New Year may be a great time to secure a new career. And while many practices have changed to accommodate the current environment, these tips will help you stand out as a… Read More


La estafa La pandemia ha hecho que las solicitudes de beneficios por desempleo alcancen niveles récord, lo que también ha generado un aumento del fraude de seguro por desempleo. Los estafadores se hacen pasar por sus víctimas y utilizan identidades robadas para presentar reclamos fraudulentos de seguro por desempleo en línea. Según el FBI (página… Read More


The Scam The pandemic has caused unemployment claims to sustain record levels, which has also led to an increase in unemployment insurance fraud. Scammers are posing as their victims and using stolen identities to submit fraudulent unemployment insurance claims online. According to the FBI, fraudsters are obtaining personal information from phishing schemes, cold calling victims,… Read More


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 banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s 2019 report on fraud estimates that American consumers reported losing a staggering $1.9… Read More