There are a lot of scams being perpetrated by the unscrupulous wanting to make a buck. Many of them are surprisingly simple to pull off and therefore, persist and evolve over time and to keep up with current events.
As we enter hurricane season and with Florence on our minds, it’s important to review information to keep safe. Here are some terms, tips and helpful sites to help you stay safe and take proactive steps.
People can’t resist the lure of free stuff. Cyber criminals know this and are always looking for ways to make a quick buck. Put these two together and you have the perfect scenario for a “free-stuff scam.” The only problem is, the victim comes up empty.
Certificates help you grow your money faster. They are a type of insured savings account that earns money on a fixed amount for a period of time ending on the maturity date. At Family Trust, terms may run from a month to five years.
The new school year is quickly approaching. If you’re a York County teacher, don’t start your year without a Family Trust school planner and a Teacher Grant application!
Sooner or later, the decision must be made whether to repair or replace your car. Here are four ways to help make the choice a little easier.
With users being three times more likely to click on a suspicious link on their mobile device, along with over half of mobile users tapping on a phishing URL, mobile phishing (or smishing) is a bigger problem than you think.
To avoid identity theft and account hacking, be wary of the information you share — and not just online. You must also be careful about what you share over the telephone. Here are several examples of online and phone scams with reminders of what you shouldn’t share online.
Watch out at gas stations and ATMs for a major threat to your debit or credit card. Skimmers are a device that attaches to the card scanner and records data as you insert your credit or debit card and enter your PIN. Here’s how you can detect and avoid having your credit or debit card skimmed at the ATM or gas pump.
Buying a home is an exciting time in a person’s life. But, it can also feel overwhelming as you begin the process. Take the guesswork out of home-buying and come to the FREE Home-Buying Made Easy Workshop, co-hosted by Family Trust and Blu J Agency.