August 2021

Identity Theft Awareness: Be on the Look Out for These Tell Tale Signs

By |2021-08-06T11:17:04-04:00August 6th, 2021|Fraud Prevention|

Identity theft is on the rise in the USA. The FTC reports a 73% increase in cases from 2019 to 2020, with nearly 1.4 million reported incidents last year.  The really worrying thing is that victims of this type of crime often don’t know they’ve [...]

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May 2021

Michigan Home Lender Lists 3 Real Estate Scams to Avoid

By |2021-05-21T14:03:56-04:00May 21st, 2021|Fraud Prevention|

Unfortunately we've become all too familiar with the scam emails and phone calls. We know better than to fall for the old, "Your car's extended warranty has expired." But the criminals are only getting craftier; never missing an opportunity to prey on their next victim. [...]

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December 2020

Michigan Lender Explains How to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

By |2020-12-11T10:03:06-04:00December 11th, 2020|Fraud Prevention|

With the current pandemic, online shopping is perhaps more popular than ever this holiday season. And unfortunately, so are online scams. “With the holiday season in full swing, we must remain watchful for scammers and bad actors looking to steal our personal or financial information,” [...]

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May 2020

Michigan FHA Lender Lists Online Scams to Avoid During Quarantine

By |2020-05-27T21:41:05-04:00May 27th, 2020|FHA Loans, Fraud Prevention|

Unfortunately online scams are nothing new. Criminals are always trying to take advantage of vulnerable situations and even certain times of year. During the holidays, there is an increase in crime both online and offline. Now there is a new climate cyber criminals are using [...]

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April 2020

Beware of the Federal Stimulus Check Scams

By |2020-04-10T20:14:09-04:00April 10th, 2020|Fraud Prevention, Uncategorized|

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is urging Michiganders to be on high alert for scam artists attempting to coerce them out of their personal information in a new stimulus payment scam. The latest Covid-19 pandemic has all of us living through an unprecedented time. Not [...]

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October 2019

How to Identify and Avoid Common Scams

By |2019-10-18T17:57:42-04:00October 18th, 2019|Fraud Prevention|

Technology is a double edged sword. On one hand it's advancements have enhanced communication, productivity and allows friends and family to connect easier. But these advancements also make it easier for criminals to steal sensitive information or trick people to hand over their money with [...]

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