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Article details provided by Melissa Walker, VP, Retail Operations & Security.
Unfortunately, financial fraud is common. There are almost 300 different types of fraud, and anyone is susceptible. That’s why learning how to protect your identity and assets is essential.
Common types of fraud include phishing, malware, ransomware, mail scams and check fraud.
Most scammers use similar tactics:
Utilizing digital payment services, such as our Online Bill Pay, lowers your risk of check fraud.
Ransomware and malware are becoming increasingly common and can be as simple as opening an email attachment or clicking on a provided link. Unfortunately, that allows hackers to take control of your computer.
Here are some tips to protect yourself from fraud:
Croghan representatives will work with you to report fraud and assist in the investigation process. Visit our Fraud Prevention page for more information.