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College Students and Scams: Protecting Yourself in a Digital World

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2 min read | June 27, 2024

College students are busy navigating the complexities of their newfound independence, academics and social life. Unfortunately, this may make you an easy target for scammers. Explore common scams and how to prevent them.

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ATM Safety Check: Are You Protecting Your PIN?

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | June 11, 2024

Stay safe at the ATM with our key tips. Learn the importance of ATM location, shielding your PIN, checking for skimmers and regularly reviewing bank statements. Keep your finances secure!

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Online Safety Showdown: Data Safety Quiz

QUIZ | FRAUD

Test your knowledge on data privacy and online safety. Take our quiz and discover how well you’re protecting your digital life.

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How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

BLOG | FRAUD

3 min read | April 11, 2024

Becoming a victim of fraud can set you back in many ways. Being proactive against fraudsters can make a big difference in keeping your information safe. Read on to gain insight on how you can be targeted and ways to avoid the pitfalls of fraud.

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Fraud Prevention with MSUFCU

BLOG | FRAUD

3 min read | February 27, 2024

Fraud can be a scary topic and many forget to consider their security. With the fraud at an all-time high, learn how to protect your card information using four quick tips.

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5 Ways to Avoid Charity Scams

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | February 13, 2024

$8.8 billion was lost to fraudsters in 2022. One way they are duping people is by using charity scams, pretending to be a charity to obtain your information and money. Learn how to avoid them and other tips to protect your money and identity.

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The Grinch Who Stole Your Money: How to Recognize and Avoid Holiday Scams

BLOG | FRAUD

3 min read | December 25, 2023

To protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming a scammer’s next victim, you need to be aware of the common fraud scams around the holidays and how to avoid them. Learn about some of the most prevalent scams and how to spot them.

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Have Yourself a Swindle-free Season

BLOG | FRAUD

3 min read | December 18, 2023

Fraudsters are out in full force every holiday season. To better protect yourself, learn about the latest scams impacting shoppers and our tips for combating them.

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Top Fraud Trends and Protecting Yourself

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | December 5, 2023

In today's digital age, the risk of falling victim to various forms of fraud is higher than ever. According to the Federal Trade Commission consumers reported a loss of $8.8 billion. Education is the most important safeguard to not fall victim to scams.

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Avoiding Auto Loan Refinance Scams

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | November 29, 2023

Paying on an auto loan with a high interest rate can leave you feeling stuck. Receiving offers from companies promising to reduce rates may be enticing. However, remember to proceed with caution. Learn how to spot, avoid auto loan refinance scammers.

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Renter Remorse: Don’t Be Scammed

BLOG | FRAUD

1 min read | October 26, 2023

Online realtor sites are increasingly targeted by scammers, causing big losses. Using P2P payment apps complicates fund recovery since those apps aren't insured. Learn how to avoid being a victim of renter’s fraud in our latest blog post.

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Phone Scams: What You Need to Know

BLOG | FRAUD

1 min read | October 12, 2023

Beware of crafty fraudsters using emails, calls, or texts to scam you. Dive into our latest post to learn how to spot these sneaky attempts and keep your finances safe. Stay alert! 

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Beware of Rising Online Fraud Risks

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | September 7, 2023

Do you know how to stay vigilant about fraud risks? Learn how to shield your finances from imposters and online shopping scams and discover essential protection steps in our latest blog post.

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To Buy or Not to Buy Quiz

QUIZ | FRAUD

What’s worse than buying something online and finding out it was a complete scam? Take our quiz to test your knowledge and find out if you would fall for a seller’s scam.

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Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing Quiz

QUIZ | FRAUD

Some of the most common tools for scammers to deceive you are phishing, vishing, and smishing. Take our quiz to see if you’ve taken the right steps to protect yourself.

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Common Scams Targeting International Students

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | June 13, 2023

International students are unfortunately a likely target for fraudsters. Read on to learn about common scams you might encounter and how to steer clear of them.

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Being Targeted by Fraud

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | May 29, 2023

No one is exempt from the possible attempt of fraud. Scams come in all shapes and sizes and are customized to target certain groups of people. What’s most important is to learn how to respond when under fraudulent attack.

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Wallet Watch: Protecting Yourself from Predatory Lending

PODCAST | FRAUD

18 min | May 24, 2023

Hosts, Jessica and Amanda, invite Tony, MSU Federal Credit Union Sr. Call Center Trainer, back to share some vital ways to protect yourself from predatory lenders and loans.

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Wallet Watch: Protecting Your Financial Foundation

PODCAST | FRAUD

24 min | April 12, 2023

Hosts, Jessica and Amanda, share some vital ways to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft. Find out how to not fall victim to fraud and identity theft and ways to protect you and your family.

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What Can They Do with my SSN?

BLOG | FRAUD

1 min read | March 30, 2023

Social Security numbers are required ID in nearly every aspect of our lives. This can lead to some obvious security concerns. With your SSN, an identity thief could do anything from opening new accounts to applying for your tax refund.

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Importance of Deleting Old, Unused Social Media Accounts

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | February 23, 2023

Old, unused social media accounts that haven't been fully deleted are one of the many ways fraudsters connect with those in your circle to gather information or money. Learn the importance of and ways to delete old social media accounts. 

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It's Tax Time! Be on Alert for Scams

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | February 7, 2023

Tax time isn’t just stressful as you work to file your taxes by the deadline, but it can also be difficult because of the increased number of scams happening. Learn what to look for to be prepared and avoid falling victim to tax scams.

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Remote Employment Scams

BLOG | FRAUD

3 min read | January 3, 2023

The pandemic brought increased opportunities for remote work. However, this “new normal” comes with new ways for fraudsters to scam people out of money. Learn about online income scams, how they work, and ways to avoid them.

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Saving Money on Utilities and Avoiding Scams This Winter

BLOG | FRAUD

1 min read | December 8, 2022

We know it costs a bit more to keep our homes warm in the winter. Scammers know it too. Utility scams can be common with weather changes. Prepare your home to be energy efficient this winter and avoid falling victim to utility scams.

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