Category Financial Tips & Tricks

Fake Tax Form Scam

Tax season means a paperwork blizzard. Often, someone loses a copy of an important document and needs it to be re-issued. Naturally, everyone’s too busy to verify the authenticity of each request. That’s what scammers are counting on with a recent ploy targeting people who prepare tax forms. In this scheme, the scammer sends an

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Text Scam Information

This week we have been the target of a text scam. Many residents in the Missoula area have received a text on their cell phone stating, “MissoulaFCU alert for member phone ###-#### Contact 914-###-####,” and another one that uses an 844 area code. What we’ve learned is this is NOT targeted to just our members.

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Scammers Target College Students

As if college wasn’t stressful enough, here’s another thing for students to worry about: being on high alert for scams. For many young people, college is the first taste of financial independence; scammers prey on this naivety. Also, the expense of college gives students financial pressure, which becomes ammunition for scammers. Read on to discover three tricks criminals use to steal your money, and how to increase your personal safety..

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