North Shore Trust and Savings Understands the concern for your personal information due to the Equifax breach. We have compiled some facts that will help you become a well-informed consumer and, hopefully, sleep a little easier at night.
While ATM Skimming may be well-known to the banking industry and law enforcement, most card users are unaware of this pervasive problem. However, as the criminals make a mad-dash to collect as much as they can before new technologies limit their abilities, the problem is becoming more widespread.
You may be surprised to learn that while most of us seem to have little use for paper checks these days, check fraud scams are actually on the rise. The Better Business Bureau recently released a report warning consumers of this growing danger. In the report, the BBB noted that complaints to government agencies and consumer advocacy groups have doubled over the past three years.
As the 2019 tax season gets underway, North Shore Trust and Savings is urging all customers to take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud. Tax identity fraud takes place when a criminal files a false tax return using a stolen Social Security number in order to fraudulently claim the refund.