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Each year scam artists and identity thieves steal billions of dollars from unsuspecting consumers. Fraudsters use a variety of communication methods to target their victims. You might receive an email, text message, phone call, instant message, social media message, postal mail, or messages within communities on websites and mobile apps — like dating sites and discussion forums.
Learn how to recognize common scams, take action if you think you are a victim of fraud, and determine what you can do to protect your finances from fraud.
On this page, you will find screenshots of some of the latest fraudulent/phishing emails, top tips to avoid becoming a victim, links to Vantage West blog posts about specific kinds of scams, and links to external resources including the Federal Trade Commission’s website, Better Business Bureau’s scam tracker, and others.
Examples of card fraud include:
Identity or online banking fraud is unauthorized use of a victim’s online banking credentials to transfer funds out of the victim’s account into an unknown individual’s account.
Use the tips in our blogs below to avoid becoming a victim of either of these schemes, or others.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Website: The FTC offers updates on the most recent scams and tips to avoid becoming a victim.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker: This site shows an interactive map with details on current scams and dollars lost, with the option to report a scam.
Arizona Attorney General’s Consumer Scam Warnings: This list of consumer scams focuses on protecting Arizona seniors from financial exploitation, but these warnings can benefit any consumer.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Fraud Alerts: Information on abusive tax schemes and how to report tax fraud to the IRS.
Online Banking If you are logging in for the first time (or if it has been 6 months since your last log in), use temporary credentials in the box to the right. Once in, you’ll be prompted to set up new credentials.