Beware of Phishing E-mails and Don’t Fall for Internet Scams!

- Released on Jan 07, 2022

As scammers become more bold and creative in how they try and take advantage of your finances, it is important to remember to educate yourself on the warning signs of a scam.  This is especially important given the number of programs that have been created since the passage of the CARES Act that are intended to help those who are facing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  From information provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (2021), scammers tend to target those that are in distress or seeking help, often through aggressive marketing practices.  If you are suspicious about a company that has reached out to you, be sure to contact a reputable source before providing any information.  For example, if you are suspicious about an organization that contacts you regarding the status of your student loans, before you provide any information be sure to reach out to your student loan servicer to discuss.
For more information about the warning signs that you may be the target of a scam, please review the information provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. News