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Beware of Back-to-School Tuition Scams

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Back-to-school season means a flurry of shopping — and a flurry of scams. Scammers know that students and their parents are caught up in a frenzy of preparations and errands and are, therefore, more likely to fall victim to schemes. As you get ready for school, look out for these scams targeting college students and parents of private school students that tend to peak before the start of the school year.

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Beware of Unemployment Scams!

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As the economy reels from the impact of the pandemic and millions of Americans file for unemployment insurance, sadly the scammers aren’t far behind. The panicked rush to fill out claims, along with the overloaded unemployment websites and phone lines, provide the perfect cover for con artists looking to grab a dollar. Here’s all you need to know about the circulating unemployment scams.

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Beware of COVID-19 Texting Scams

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The coronavirus pandemic has been raging on American shores for several months, but scammers are still finding new ways to exploit the panic, fear and uncertainty surrounding the virus to con people out of their money. The latest in a string of coronavirus scams involves a simple text message with criminal intent. Here’s all you need to know about the coronavirus text scam.

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Don’t Let Scammers Get Your Stimulus Check

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As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the federal government is sending out $290 billion in stimulus checks over the next half a year. Unfortunately, scammers are doing all they can to get their hands on these checks. To help you keep your check safe from scammers, Ideal CU has compiled the following guide on the stimulus check process and connected scams.

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