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Best Practices for Great Cyber Hygiene

When it comes to our teeth, we have a set dental hygiene routine of brushing once in the morning, once at night and flossing regularly. The same goes for personal hygiene, a set routine of cleanliness followed on a regular basis. But what about your cyber hygiene? What is cyber hygiene? Cyber hygiene is being…

What is a Tech Support Scam?

Everyone can relate to how stressful it is when technology goes haywire. Fraudsters are familiar with that emotional response, and they use it to exploit targets and prey on people. Pop-up ads are already a pain but a pop-up tech scam? Now that’s a pop-up too far. Consumers have experienced a scam where a pop-up…

How To Protect Your iPhone Data from Thieves

Your iPhone stores a wealth of confidential information, making it a prime target for cyber threats. Clever hackers and thieves find ways to crack into your phone and gain access to all kinds of private information. Here are 7 tips that can help safeguard your data from malicious hackers.

Safe Online Banking Best Practices

With paramount convenience and ease of use, it’s no wonder that more than three-quarters of Americans bank digitally. With the increase of online banking, it’s important to practice safe online banking habits. Stay diligent and be aware of red flags signaling a potential scam. For more tips, visit the Bank’s security section on the website….

What is Pig-Butchering?

What starts as an innocuous greeting, something as simple as “Hi, how is it going?”, can lead to the loss of thousands or even millions of dollars. Have you been the recipient of these texts recently? If so, it’s not a long-lost friend; it’s a new cryptocurrency long-con scam called Pig-Butchering. What is Pig-Butchering? It…

What is Financial Elder Abuse?

Financial elder abuse occurs when someone illegally and improperly uses an elder’s – defined as a person 60 years or older – money or belongings for their own personal use. It has become the fastest growing crime across the country. The 65 and older population has grown rapidly since 2010. It’s estimated this population will…

Tech-forward Tools to Bank How You Want

Want to open a new account from your couch? Trying to monitor accounts for fraud, set spending limits, and keep on budget? Looking for contactless debit and credit cards, or mobile wallet for improved security or convenience? Need to talk face-to-face with a banker, but it’s after hours? We have tech-forward tools and apps for…

Fraud Watch: Signs of a Scam – Red Flags

Scams and fraud attempts have long been intertwined with making quick money. New tactics have developed as technology advances, leading people to occasionally find themselves in unsettling scenarios. Fraudsters have become experts on how to prey on people’s emotions, especially fear, by creating time-sensitive situations and telling the victim they have to act immediately. By…

Banks Never Ask That 2023

Online scams aren’t so scary when you know what to look for. Chelsea Groton Bank has joined with the American Bankers Association and banks across the country in a nationwide effort to fight phishing—one scam at a time. We want every bank customer to become a pro at spotting a phishing scam—and stop bank impostors…

Fraud Watch: What is BEC?

What is BEC? BEC is a form of phishing scam known as Business Email Compromise Scam. A fraudster will impersonate a trusted person, either professional or personal, ranging from a colleague, executive, or vendor to deceive a target into the transfer of money or information. A notable high profiled BEC scam occurred between 2013 and…