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Applying for jobs? Be on the lookout for scams.
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Applying for jobs? Be on the lookout for scams.

You might have just graduated from college, but there’s still more to learn when you’re on the job hunt. Not every posting or job recruiter is legit. Learn how to spot the scams. We’ve been getting reports about a scam that starts out with a job recruiter reaching out to ask for your resume. Sounds...

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April is Financial Literacy Month

Like spring cleaning for your finances, Financial Literacy Month is a great time to dust off your knowledge for spotting and avoiding scams. The best way to make a clean getaway from a scam? Listen to how they tell you to pay. If someone tells you: “Pay us by putting money on a gift card and then...

Guard your wallet, as well as your heart.
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Guard your wallet, as well as your heart.

A romance scam is when a new love interest says they love you, but they really just love your money–and may not be who they say they are. Be on the lookout for these warning signs of a romance scam: A new love who lives far away asks you to wire them money or share...

Avoid gift card scams
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Avoid gift card scams

Is someone on the phone telling you to use a gift card to: pay an IRS debt; keep your Social Security benefits; keep your utilities on (electricity, water or gas); pay for tech support; pay for a family member in trouble; pay a member of the military needing money; pay bail or ransom; or, avoid...

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft, Part 2
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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft, Part 2

The incidence of identity theft is on the rise. In fact, according to the Aite Group, 47% of Americans experienced financial identity theft in 2020. However, there are plenty of things you can do to protect yourself and your financial records from would-be hackers. Jason Norton, DuTrac’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, recently talked with...

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft, Part 1
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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft, Part 1

With the holidays around the corner, it’s more important than ever to be wary of identity theft. Jason Norton, DuTrac’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, recently talked with WQAD about things you can do to protect your financial accounts. Learn more about how to spot a skimmer, the benefits of regularly checking your account, and...

As Internet Usage Increases So Do Opportunities for Cybercriminals
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As Internet Usage Increases So Do Opportunities for Cybercriminals

As access to financial services becomes more technology driven, with improved security features, scammers and fraudsters are evolving just as quickly in order to take advantage of the unwary or uninformed consumer.  With an estimated impact of $6 trillion by 2021 (Gemalto.com), cybercrime may not only be financially devastating – it could also devastate a...

What to Know About Caller ID Spoofing
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What to Know About Caller ID Spoofing

What to Know About Caller ID Spoofing  By its literal definition, to spoof is to: Imitate something while exaggerating characteristic features for comic effect Hoax or trick someone “Spoofing” occurs when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an...

Debit Card Fraud
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Debit Card Fraud

DuTrac Community Credit Union was recently made aware of fraudsters contacting members under the guise of warning you about possible card fraud. DuTrac Community Credit Union makes every effort to ensure that your financial information is safe and secure. DuTrac’s online systems are monitored and constantly updated with multiple security layers and procedures. However, the...