Fraud Protection

Pet Adoption Scams

Thinking about getting a new pet? It’s tempting! But be sure to do your homework. Experts believe at least 80% of sponsored advertisements about pets may be fake.  It’s a frustrating story: you see a cute animal listed for sale online, often on a classifieds website like Craigslist.org. Next, you reach out to the prospective

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on May 30, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) Scams

As we all try our best to contribute to our community’s health and well-being during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it’s wise to remember that there are also those who look at stressful events as an opportunity for criminal activity. Even as we celebrate how far we’ve come in managing the pandemic and look forward to

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on May 15, 2021

Know the Scam! A Handy Guide

These days, there are many different flavors of scam out there. The precautions we take to avoid falling victim to any particular scam are very similar—never give out personal information such as Social Security numbers or bank account details over the phone or via email; never click on suspicious links; never send cash or wire

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on March 29, 2021