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.
In this season of love, North Shore Trust and Savings is here to be the voice of financial reason, reminding you that taking the next step in your relationship is not only a marriage of hearts but also a marriage of finances.
This spring, over 80% of Americans will be asking the same question: “Should I save my tax refund or spend it?” According to the Internal Revenue Service, the nation’s taxpayers will receive an average tax refund of nearly $3,000.
At North Shore Trust and Savings, we care about our customers. One of the ways we show that care is by ensuring our customers are informed consumers. Our experienced Mortgage Loan Officers take as much time as needed to ensure their clients are comfortable with the mortgage process.
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.