Don’t Get Spooked by One of these Scams this Halloween!

Don’t Get Spooked by One of these Scams this Halloween!

That cackling, long-haired witch might send your heart fluttering with fear, but these Halloween scams are even spookier! Here’s what to know about these common Halloween scams. 

 1. The Joker

Desperate for money before the holiday shopping season hits? Looking to pad your

Smishing Scam Alert!

Smishing Scam Alert!

We have recently become aware of a text message that appears to be a fraud alert from Diamond Valley. An example of the text message a member received appears in the photo above. 

The member reported that once she responded to the text, she was immediately called from another number. The person on the other end asked for the member's PIN

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Tags: alert, scam, text, smishing

Beware of Gift Card Scams

Beware of Gift Card Scams

Everyone loves a gift card for their favorite retailer or restaurant. It’s like getting money to spend in any way you please! Unfortunately, scammers also love gift cards, but for all the wrong reasons: They often use gift cards to pull off scams. Here’s what you need to know about gift card scams and how to avoid them.

How the scams play out

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Beware of Lottery Scams!

Beware of Lottery Scams!

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but scammers enjoy turning the dreams of others into nightmares. Lottery and sweepstakes scams are always popular, and often catch victims unaware by promising incredible wins and appearing to be from authentic sources. Let’s take a look at lottery scams, how they play out and how to avoid falling victim.

How the

Micro-Deposit Scams

It probably doesn’t surprise you to know that scammers are always coming up with creative ways to con people out of their money. Recently, there’s been an uptick in an old scam in which crooks reach out to targets and try to gain access to their accounts through micro-deposits. Unfortunately, too many people have already fallen for this scam, and we don’t want our members getting caught in the trap. To that

Don’t Get Caught in an Auto Warranty Scam

Don’t Get Caught in an Auto Warranty Scam

Another phone call, another scam.


It can sometimes feel like scammers have some kind of competition going to see who can hit you with the most robocalls in a day. In fact, according to

If You Hear This, You’re Talking to a Tax Scammer

If You Hear This, You’re Talking to a Tax Scammer

It’s tax season, and scammers are working overtime to get your money. Tax scams are as varied as they are common, but when you know what to look for, you can beat fraudsters at their game and keep them from getting your money and your information.

If you hear or see any of the following 12 lines this tax

Second Wave of Stimulus Checks Brings More Scams

Second Wave of Stimulus Checks Brings More Scams

The second wave of stimulus checks only started hitting checking accounts a few weeks ago, and the BBB  and the FTC are already warning of related scams.

According to the FTC, American taxpayers lost more than

Beware Romance Scams

Beware Romance Scams

With COVID-19 forcing more singles to meet and date online, America’s most expensive scam is on the rise(link is external). Romance scams are all over

Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams

Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams
Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the planet, the race to find a cure has taken on desperate urgency. Pharmaceutical companies and researchers around the world are scrambling to find a way to stop the virus and to immunize people against becoming infected.
Unfortunately, scammers have

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