Week 3: Romance Scams

The FBI reports that cases of “Confidence fraud” have risen dramatically and resulted in losses of more than $230 million in 2016. Confidence fraud occurs when a scam-artist gains the trust of an unsuspecting victim with the intent to defraud them. Since people of all ages and backgrounds are potential victims of this type of fraud, it is important to know how to handle the situation if it does arise. Here are a few tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim of online deception

FAFSA Season Is Here

FAFSA  determines a student’s eligibility for ALL  federal financial aid. This includes the stuff you have to pay back (loans), the stuff you have to work for (work-study), as well as the really good stuff like grants and scholarships (which you don’t have to pay back!). So, before you take out that student loan and join over 44 MILLION Americans who are working to pay back almost 1.5 trillion in student loans, fill out your FAFSA!

Fighting Fraud With FCU

In anticipation of International Fraud Awareness Week, Florida Credit Union will be back each week with Fraud Tip Friday! We want to keep you informed about common types of fraud and the best methods to keep yourself protected...

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