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Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

December 28, 2020 - With news of a COVID-19 vaccine, scammers are primed and ready to take advantage of consumers eager to get inoculated. Fraudsters are coaxing money and/or personal information from unwary individuals by promising quick access to the vaccine through texts, emails, letters, ads on social media, and even in-person visits.

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Caller ID Spoofing

December 18, 2020 - Periodically, we hear from local residents that they have received suspicious phone calls which appear to be from Dedham Savings. Remember that Caller ID information can be faked to make it look as if a call is coming from a trusted entity, which is a scam called Spoofing.

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Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

October 30, 2020 - Have you ever received an email from a person or company that you knew, but something just didn’t feel right? Maybe the tone was off or a link looked strange and it stopped you in your tracks. If you have, then it’s likely that you have been the target of a phishing attempt.

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Protect Yourself from Grandparent/Family Emergency Scams

June 8, 2020 - You answer the phone and hear the following: “Grammy? Is that you? I’m in the hospital. I’m so sick and I can’t afford to pay my bill. Please send money!” The next week, you get a similar call, but this time your grandchild is overseas and can’t find the money to fly home.

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