Protecting Yourself and Loved-ones from Fraud
The internet, computers and our reliance on technology has opened a world of opportunity for criminals to steal your identity and money from your bank accounts. That is why we have established this web page. To provide the resources our customers need to be better informed about how criminals steal and how our customers can guard against criminal activity.
New information will be added on a regular basis, so please stop back to stay informed. And, be sure to share this information with everyone you know to help them avoid potential loss from criminal actions resulting in loss from their accounts. Together we can make a difference. We hope you find this information helpful.
Senior Vice President of Deposit Operations
Marquette Savings Bank
1/3/2020 - Stop abbreviating the year "20," instead write out 2020. Read this article from the USA Today explaining the importance of doing this to protect yourself from any scammers!
12/16/2019 - Are you getting lots of scam calls? The Social Security Administration scam is the number one scam reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Watch this video from the FTC on the Social Security Imposter Scam.
12/3/2019 - The U.S. Secret Service is launching a counterfeit operation that they are calling "Quick Glance" ahead of this holiday shopping season. Read their Press Release by clicking the above image.
11/26/2019 - Scammers are now calling you and demanding that you pay them with Bitcoin? Read more about this scam from the Federal Trade Commission by clicking the above image.
11/8/2019 - Beware of scammers impersonating the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Click the above image to go to the Erie County website for more information.
10/28/2019 - Don't fall for Love Scams! They are on the rise and the Electronic Payments Core of Knowledge (EPCOR) helps you identify techniques from scammers.
10/28/2019 - The Federal Trade Commission provides you with tips to fend off hackers from getting your personal information.
10/8/2019 - What is the Dark Web? How-To-Geek explains the Dark Web and what to look out for.
9/13/2019 - Fraudsters are now calling elders pretending to be a grandchild, relative or friend in need of money. Read tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help protect them!
8/26/2019 - Protect yourself from fake check scams with these tips provided by the FDIC Consumer News.
8/22/2019 - It's time for your kids to go back to school. Click the link above for some back to school online safety tips.
8/19/2019 - Renting a home or apartment for the first time? Here are some helpful tips from the FDIC for first-time renters.
8/16/2019 - Romance Scams are happening daily, check out the FDICs video on the latest romance scams happening.
8/5/2019 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation explains how cyber actors are using online dating sites to conduct confidence/romance fraud.
7/29/2019 - Beware of fake settlement websites looking to cash in on the Equifax data breach. Read more from the FDIC.
What To Do
Do you think you've been hacked? Learn about important warning signs that you've been hacked, and the six steps you should take if you are hacked. Click the above image to read more.
Learn what exactly Phishing is, and what you can do to spot a phishing attempt by clicking the above image.