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Scam Call Red Flags

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If you EVER get a call from someone asking you to pay for back taxes (IRS), bail money, debts, utility bills or cable bills with an Amazon gift cards, an iTunes gift card, PayPal, or reloadable cards like Money-Pak, Reloadit, Vanilla, or by money transfers through services like Western Union or MoneyGram…think twice…this is a […]

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You may not realize that your boarding pass contains a lot of personal information. It includes your name, record locator, frequent flyer number and information about current and future flights. This information is concealed in the barcode or QR code. The boarding pass and can be read by scanners that are available on the Internet […]

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Property Fraud Alert

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According to the FBI, Property and Mortgage Fraud is the fastest growing white-color crime. It can be as simple as someone recording a fraudulent document in the County Land Records offices making it look like they now own your home or property. To address these concerns, a notification service has been created that will help […]

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Beware of Current Scams

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Identity Theft – a new scam to obtain personal information Banks issue new debit and credit cards with embedded computer chips in an attempt to protect consumers. Scammers are using this as an opportunity to garner personal information from victims. You receive an email, seemingly from your bank, informing you that you will soon be […]

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Investigate Before You Donate When we see disasters unfolding before our eyes on TV, such as the recent earthquake in Nepal, our first instinct is to rush to help, often by sending a donation. But before you write that check, make sure your contribution will go to a legitimate charity and to the people who […]

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Fraud Alerts

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Return of the Medical Alert Scam Call it the Ghost of Scams Past. Last year the Illinois Attorney General’s Office warned about consumers in Illinois receiving unsolicited calls that they either were eligible for a free medical alert system or that a friend or family member had purchased one for them. The caller would then […]

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Tis the Season… For Scammers: 3 Holiday-Themed Scams The holiday season often brings out the best in people, but for some, it brings out the worst. The following are scams to watch out for this holiday season: When buying gifts online, be sure to only purchase from sites that you know are reputable and you […]

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