Scam Artists: How to avoid falling prey

Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission and Bank of America to help keep you safe from scams over the phone, email, etc. because if you send information or money to a scammer, there is little–or nothing–that your bank can do to help.

Have You Received Your New Medicare Card?

Now that new Medicare ID cards are being sent out, there are more opportunities for criminals to steal money and vital information from you. Ironically, the new Medicare cards, which are meant to reduce theft of social security numbers by replacing them with an 11-digit code, has opened the door for new scams against seniors.