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Common Financial Scams Used on the Elderly

Posted by Lone Star CU on 10/17/2018

Elderly people, especially widows, are commonly targeted by scammers because they are vulnerable and unfamiliar with the complications that come with new technology systems and scams. Whether these are in person, over the phone, or online, the people being targeted and their family members need to be aware of the ways in which scammers are tricking everyday people into handing over their money to fraudulent scammers.

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Topics: Fraud Protection, Scams

Credit Card Fraud Comes in All Shapes and Sizes. Are You Prepared?

Posted by Lone Star CU on 09/12/2018

Lately, it feels like credit and debit card fraud is impossible to avoid. When your payment information was compromised as a result of a company's data breach, prevention is out of your control. However, there are several other ways criminals steal your information that you can look out for when using your cards. We're going to explain two common methods—card skimmers and social media phishing. 

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Topics: Fraud Protection

What to do if You're a Victim of Credit Card Fraud

Posted by Lone Star CU on 09/07/2018

There are many different types of credit card fraud. Whether your card was lost, stolen, or your information was hacked, all types of credit card fraud are extremely serious and should be handled as soon as possible. If your card has shown fraudulent activity you should follow these 4 action steps.

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Topics: Fraud Protection, Managing Your Money

Why Does My Card keep Getting Flagged for Fraud?

Posted by Lone Star CU on 08/23/2018

With fraud becoming more and more common, card issuers are always on the lookout for any kind of suspicious activity. More often than not, your card might get flagged for something that was not in fact fraud, but for a purchase that you personally made. Here are some common examples of how your card might get flagged and what you can do to prevent it.

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Topics: Fraud Protection, Managing Your Money

3 Easy Steps to Verify a Website is Secure

Posted by Lone Star CU on 07/16/2018

Online shopping is becoming increasingly more popular every year, which makes a much bigger target for cyber attackers to steal your personal and financial information. These three quick and easy steps will help to ensure that your information will be protected when visiting or shopping on a website.

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Topics: Fraud Protection

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