6 Tips for Protecting Your Identity

Identity Theft

What Is Identity Theft?
Identity theft is when a person’s private information is fraudulently acquired and used by another person. This information includes financial, medical and public data. Among these are a person’s social security, driver’s license number, home address, date of birth and name. Anything can be stolen. Continue Reading…

Avoiding Common Phone Scams

Phone Scams

Though phone scams sound old and outdated, they still are common today. Primarily, people who are over fifty years of age are victimized through telephone fraud. Every year people lose money to telephone scams. Scammers act very friendly, and will sweet talk the money out of people any way they can. They will sometimes claim to be a part of a company that you trust, place ads or send emails to lure you into their trap. Continue Reading…

Avoid the ‘Grandparent Scam’

Grandparent Scam

Recent cases of two senior citizens in Pennsylvania falling victim to the “Grandparent Scam” are reminders that people of all ages need to pay attention to details and exercise caution before sending money across long distances and state or international borders, says the Keystone State’s Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann. Continue Reading…