did you know...?
2.8 million consumers reported losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud in 2021, according to Federal Trade Commission data. That's a 70 percent increase over the previous year.
The top five fraud categories reported were: 1) imposter scams, 2) online shopping scams, 3) prizes, sweepstakes, and lotteries, 4) internet services, and 5) business and job opportunities.
Were you or someone you know a victim of these scams?
Here is a link to some Prevention Tips from fraud.org that we hope will help you become a smarter consumer. Schofield FCU believes that while we can’t completely stop fraud from happening, educating you about it can help you avoid it. Just a part of our mission of Helping Our Members Achieve Financial Freedom.