ID Theft & Fraud
Learn to protect your money and prevent identity theft.
Fraudsters are smart and willing to work hard to steal your money and identity. In 2014, 12.7 million Americans experienced identity theft, which amounted to $16 billion in loss, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Don't be a victim. The articles below will teach you how to protect your personal information and your identity.
Be Aware: Fraudsters in full force this tax season.
You receive an email from what appears to be the IRS, warning you that your tax return is unable to be processed due to errors. In order to avoid a tax penalty or possible legal action, you are instructed to provide some information immediately – click the link to get started. Do y...read more »
Smartphone Safety Tips
How’s your holiday shopping coming along? This year, are you planning to do the majority of your shopping in store, on your computer or by phone? Nearly 78 percent of all shoppers now use a smartphone. Of those shoppers, 44 percent are making purchases with their phone and 29 percent ar...read more »
Think You Can Outsmart a Scammer?
There are 3.17 billion internet users worldwide. To put that into perspective, there are around 323 million people living in the United States, so if everyone in the U.S. used the internet that would be less than 10 percent of internet users worldwide. The internet is a marvelous invention, u...read more »
Scams in all Shapes and Sizes
By Christy Wild, RCB Bank Security Officer Many of us, in fact, more than 30 million Americans annually, admit to being duped by some scam or another. If we are lucky the loss is minimal and we change our response to door-to-door salesman or phone solicitors. Some of us are not so luc...read more »
A word of caution about fraud
By D. Meyer, RCB Bank Fraud Department I cannot stress enough the importance of using caution when it comes to using the internet, checking your emails and answering phone calls. Criminals are savvy con artists who steal billions of dollars from people each year. Fraudsters are maste...read more »
Teamwork and planning keep fraudsters away
Tips to help protect your money when traveling this summer Are you planning a summer vacation? Know this. Fraudsters are planning a vacation of their own and hoping to fund it with your hard-earned money. Stop fraud in its tracks with these simple steps, offered by RCB Bank’s Fraud tea...read more »