RCB Blog

  • Identity Theft Awareness Week

    Monday, January 29, 2024

    You’ve probably heard about identity theft, but have you heard about Identity Theft Awareness Week? The FTC and its partners have compiled a list of tips to help you recognize, avoid, and recover from identity theft.

  • Holiday Fraud Prevention

    Monday, December 18, 2023

    With the holiday season upon us, it is crucial to remain vigilant against scams and fraud. Protect yourself and your loved ones this season by reviewing the fraud prevention tips below.
  • Phishing Scam Tips from the American Bankers Association

    Monday, October 30, 2023

    October is National Cyber Security Month. Every day, regular people like you lose their hard-earned money to online phishing scams. Don’t fall for fake — learn how to spot shady texts, emails, and phone calls by knowing the things your bank would never ask.

  • Elder Financial Exploitation Awareness

    Wednesday, August 30, 2023

    Elder financial exploitation (EFE) is the illegal or improper use of an older person’s funds, property, or assets. It is the fastest-growing form of elder abuse, as perpetrators may be family members, friends, neighbors, caregivers, health care providers, business associates, or strangers.

  • Avoiding a Money Mule Scam

    Friday, August 18, 2023

    Money mules are people who receive and move money obtained from victims of fraud. Some money mules know they’ve been recruited to assist criminal activity, but others become money mules without realizing their activity is benefiting fraudsters. Money mules help international criminal networks steal money from senior citizens, businesses, and people just like you. 

  • Shop Safe for the Holidays!

    Friday, December 2, 2022

    ‘Tis the season of gift giving. Before you start making lists and checking them twice, give yourself the gift of cyber safety! According to the National Retail Federation, 73% of consumers plan to use their smartphone or tablet to research or make a purchase this holiday season. Don’t let cyber grinches turn merriment into mayhem.

  • Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

    Thursday, October 6, 2022

    Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse.

  • ABA Foundation Shares Tips for Avoiding Scholarship and Student Loan Scams

    Wednesday, September 7, 2022

    As part of its annual Get Smart About Credit campaign, the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation is providing consumers with information on common scholarship and student loan scams and tips on how to avoid falling victim.

  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Account Fraud

    Tuesday, July 5, 2022

    Corporate account takeover is a type of fraud where thieves gain access to a business’ finances to make
    unauthorized transactions, including transferring funds from the company, creating and adding new fake employees
    to payroll, and stealing sensitive customer information that may not be recoverable. The Georgia Bankers
    Association and American Bankers Association recommend following these tips to keep your small business safe.

  • Tips to Protect Against a Cyberattack

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    As more consumers move to online banking in the wake of the pandemic, criminals are looking for ways to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals, particularly older Americans who are often targeted by fraudsters. In fact, older Americans were particularly hard hit with total losses for those 50 and older exceeding $1.8 billion, according to FBI data for 2020.