Insight

Watch for Scams Related to COVID-19

While it’s gratifying to watch people come together and support one another during difficult times, it’s also very important to keep watch for those who have ulterior motives.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on April 7, 2020

Check Before You Click—How To Stay Safe While Shopping Online

Online shopping has become a daily reality for many of us. In fact, U.S. shoppers spent $126 billion on online shopping during the 2018 holiday season. That’s a lot of opportunity for deals—and security downfalls. While online shopping is easy and efficient, you want to practice the best safety habits to ensure you aren’t giving the

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Posted by Peter Begin on December 11, 2019

Stay Safe on Social Media

Social media is a terrific way to keep in touch with friends and family near and far, but it can also offer up another crack that hackers can slip through and wreak havoc on your finances and identity.

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Posted by Peter Begin on November 11, 2019

Stay Safe with Software

It’s almost impossible to imagine life without electronic devices. How would you keep in touch with your friends, listen to music, watch movies, buy tickets, make payments, or find the information you need without your phone, tablet, or computer? But as essential as your devices are to the way you live, using them can also

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At Mascoma Bank, We Know Our Customers

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Here at Mascoma Bank, we take security very seriously and that starts with educating our customers and being ready to help them spot potential fraud. Internally, our team uses a program we call Know Your Customer to help us understand your bank habits and be ready to step in

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Posted by Peter Begin on October 16, 2019

The Monthly Scam Spotlight: The Firewall Fraud

Have you ever been scammed? Or wondered if someone is trying to scam you? You’re certainly not alone. According to the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, in 2018, nearly 3 million reports of fraud and identity theft were made to the Federal Trade Commission, resulting in a loss of nearly $1.48 billion.

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Posted by Peter Begin on August 29, 2019

Five Signs that Someone Is Scamming You Through Your Email

Between work and home, do you have any idea how many emails drop into your inbox each and every day? More than 10 but less than 50? More than 100? A number so high you don’t even want to know what it is?

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Posted by Peter Begin on January 23, 2019

5 Ways to Secure Your Online Finances

It was not so many years ago that you paid your bills with a checkbook and a roll of stamps. Buying or selling stocks required picking up a landline telephone and talking to your broker. If you wanted to transfer money from your checking account to your savings account, you went to the bank.

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Posted by Perry Eaton on January 23, 2018