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Elder Abuse: How You Can Protect Yourself & Those You Love

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month – specifically June 15 is the day! There are so many areas where our elderly family and friends can be abused or mistreated. In the state of Ohio, your financial institution is one of many mandatory reporters. What that means is, we are to be looking out for your best interests. If we suspect someone may be mistreating you or taking advantage of you, we are obligated to report that.

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How to Protect Your Child's Identity

We all know how important it is to protect our identities, but have you ever thought to protect your child’s? Fraudsters can easily steal your child’s identity without you realizing it for years. Thieves use the information they same way they would yours, to open fake accounts, credit cards and loans. Children are an easy target for thieves, they have a clean slate so creating a fake identity is easy.

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How to Keep Your Stimulus Money Safe From Scammers

Everyone is looking forward to getting their coronavirus stimulus checks, and so are the scammers. Unfortunately, fraudsters are always trying to get their hands on your money, especially during a pandemic. At River Valley, we are here to help. Our Fraud Specialist has outlined some information below to help keep you and your money safe.

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COVID-19 Scam Resource Page

Unfortunately during times of crisis, people often times try to take advantage of one another. Scammers are trying their hardest to profit off the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. We decided it would be best to create a running list of all the fraud topics we received pertaining to the virus so our members have the knowledge to protect themselves and their loved ones. Be sure to check back often!

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Tips to Avoid IRS Scams

Tax season is just around the corner and everybody has to pay taxes! However, if you pay attention to this information, you can avoid falling for a scam!

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