Anytime there’s a tragedy – a tornado, a flood, a man-made disaster – there are appeals to help the innocent people affected. And whenever those appeals become popular enough, scammers try to get in on the action by conning the unsuspecting out of their hard-earned money. The same activity can be expected in the wake of Russia’s on-going invasion of Ukraine.
March is Consumer Protection Awareness Month. Celebrate by familiarizing yourself with your rights as a consumer and what to do if you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam. Plus, we provide you with complimentary resources that’ll boost your knowledge on this important subject.
Between 2019 and 2020 alone, rates of identity theft and fraud increased a whopping 47%.1 Whether you know someone who’s experienced identity theft or not, you likely know it’s bad news. But are you familiar with the specifics? Use the guide below to better understand its short- and long-term effects, as well as how you can hopefully avoid it altogether.