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Cybersecurity in the Home: 3 steps your home can take

With the rise of remote work, home cybersecurity is crucial. Protect your household by securing your wireless router, using strong passwords, installing firewalls and security software, and regularly backing up data to minimize the risk of cyber threats. Stay proactive to keep your home safe from potential breaches and attacks.

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Tech Support Scams are on the Rise

Tech support scams use pop-up messages claiming computer issues and intimidate victims into sending money or personal information. Scammers impersonate banks and employ tactics to keep victims from seeking help. Protect yourself by verifying unsolicited calls, avoiding remote access, not sharing personal info, using reputable tech support, and reporting scams to authorities or your bank. Stay informed and vigilant to prevent fraud.

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Scammers and AI: New Partners in Crime

Scammers are now using AI voice cloning to impersonate friends and family, making it harder to detect fraudulent requests for money. To protect yourself, be cautious of urgent requests, establish a code word with loved ones, and verify situations before sending money. Stay informed and report suspicious activity to the FTC.

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Exposing Lotto Scams: How to Stay One Step Ahead of Fraudsters

Lotto scams exploit people's desire for big winnings, often using surprise notifications and urgent payment requests to deceive victims. Protect yourself by verifying lottery legitimacy and avoiding upfront payments, and report scams to authorities and FVSBank for assistance.

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Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial exploitation costs older Americans $3 billion annually, but the true losses may exceed $35 billion due to underreporting. Community banks like FVSBank offer training and resources to protect seniors from scams, including Medicare fraud, internet phishing, and telemarketing schemes.

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