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Be aware. know the scams before they target you.

Phishing Campaign Linked with “Dyre” Banking Malware (October 27, 2014)
The "Dyre,” banking malware uses a man-in-the-middle attack that lets the hackers intercept unencrypted web traffic while users mistakenly think they have a secure connection with their online banking site. 

Foreign Lottery/Sweepstakes Scam Alert (June 17, 2014)
The Better Business Bureau and its Community Programming Committee has created a video identifying scams, red flags to watch for and tips to help prevent consumers from being victimized by scams.

Fraudulent Correspondence Regarding the Release of Funds Supposedly Under the Control of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (January 16, 2014)
Fictitious correspondence, allegedly issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regarding funds purportedly under the control of the OCC and possibly other government entities, is in circulation.

U.S. Currency Education Program: The Redesigned $100 Note (October 8, 2013)
The redesigned $100 note is now in circulation. The best way to determine whether a note is genuine is to rely on the security features.

FDIC Consumer Newsletter Features Financial Tips for Seniors (September 9, 2013)
To help older adults make informed decisions and protect their assets, this issue of FDIC Consumer News features a collection of articles entitled "Financial Tips for Seniors." 

FDIC and CFPB Collaborate to Develop a Tool for Older Adults to Prevent Financial Exploitation (June 12, 2013)
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today launched a new financial resource tool, Money Smarts for Older Adults, to help older adults and their caregivers prevent elder financial exploitation across the country.

BBB Issues Nationwide Warning (July 5, 2012)
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued a nationwide warning about a new scam claiming that President Obama will pay consumers’ utility bills through a federal program.

IRS Phishing Email Alert (March 29, 2012)
The IRS warns that fraudulent emails are in circulation which assert they are being sent from the Internal Revenue Service regarding tax refunds due to consumers.

Keep Online Accounts Secure (March 23, 2012)
Due to emerging and ever changing online security threats, it is important consumers remain vigilant regarding the security of their online accounts.  In addition to standard security and anti-virus updates, a few simple steps can help maintain the security of online accounts.

1. Never use the same password for social media, email and online banking access or corporate networks. A unique password should be used for each sensitive account to prevent access to multiple accounts if one password is hacked.

2. Utilize unique challenge questions and answers for authentication. Avoid using the same questions and answers between social media and financial or business accounts.

3. Update passwords and security questions periodically to ensure security.

4. Maintain up-to-date information with your financial institutions, which will allow them to reach you in the event of unusual account activity.

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