How to Protect Yourselves from the Most Common Financial Scams and Fraud

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Part of protecting your finances means managing your accounts, both online and offline. Today we’ll share how you can arm yourself against fraud and scams!

Keeping an Eye Out for Scams and Fraud

With so many people shopping in stores and online, scammers are all too happy to grab your data and financial information.

While there’s nothing you can do to completely eliminate these scams, there ways you can protect yourselves.

Joe Mecca from Coastal Federal Credit Union is back to wrap up this two-parter.

In this episode we get into:

  • Big offline scams and online phishing to watch out for
  • Protecting yourself with strong passwords
  • Apps and resources to protect you and your finances

We have a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

Resources to Protect Your Identity and Finances

If you’ve had your wallet or purse stolen or lost, here are some resources we mentioned in the episode as well as some other handy articles to check out:

For freezing your accounts or putting an alert you need to contact the credit bureaus.

  • Equifax: 1-888-766-0008
  • Experian: 1-888-397-3742
  • TransUnion: 1-800-680-72892

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Music Credit

Like the music in this episode? Our theme song is by Gentle Regime. Additional music by Lee Rosevere.

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