Category Archives: Security

Protect Grandma from Financial Abuse

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Many think of physical abuse when they hear the phrase, but often overlook another common way elders are abused: financially. Financial elder abuse is rampant across the country, including in Utah, as outlined below: What … Continue reading

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Elder Fraud: How To Spot and Prevent Financial Abuse

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, … Continue reading

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Financial Tips for Safe Summer Travel

Summer is officially here and many Americans are planning to hit the road or fly the skies for their much-anticipated summer vacation. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Bank of American Fork want consumers to have the information … Continue reading

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Frauds Target Small Businesses: Don’t Be a Victim

Courtesy of FDIC Consumer News While large firms may have sophisticated technology and staff dedicated to thwarting crime, many small businesses don’t — and scammers know this. Here are ways to protect yourself: Be on guard against inside jobs. This … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Seniors to Avoid Financial Exploitation

Guest post by Jilenne Gunther, MSW, JD, Utah Division of Aging & Adult Services The average victim of financial exploitation in Utah loses $57,000. How can you protect yourself from being exploited? Here are some tips: Ask for Help from … Continue reading

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What to Do When You’re a Victim of Fraud

Report fraud To report fraud or if you have any questions regarding fraudulent activity, please contact Bank of American Fork Customer Service at 1-800-815-BANK (2265) or visit a branch immediately. For lost or stolen credit cards, check cards or ATM … Continue reading

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Common Scams and How to Avoid Them

Crooks are always looking for new ways to get their victims’ money, but there are a few scams they keep coming back to—and people keep falling for. In honor of National Consumer Protection Week (March 4-10), Bank of American Fork … Continue reading

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FBI Warns of Online Shopping Scams

Chances are you’ll be doing at least some of your holiday shopping online this year. Heed these warnings from the FBI on online shopping scams to beware of: Online Auctions Some of the most common complaints received by the FBI … Continue reading

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How to Detect Fake Credit Cards

Most businesses accept credit cards as a common form of payment for goods or services without thinking twice about potential fraud. Unfortunately, given the faltering economy and the rise of technology, counterfeit, altered and forged cards are up a reported … Continue reading

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Protect Your Business When Banking Online

You’ve heard of the security breaches of large companies like TJX, which resulted in stolen data of tens of millions of credit and debit cards, along with millions of dollars paid to the Federal Trade Commission, credit card companies, banks … Continue reading

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