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Category Archives: Security Alerts & Scams


FTC Partners with Others to Announce “Operation Tech Trap”

Recently there have been world-wide outbreaks of malware tricking consumers into handing over hundreds of dollars. The Federal Trade Commission is teaming up with state, federal, and international partners to pushback against tech support scams. “Tech support scams prey on consumers’ legitimate concerns about malware, viruses and other cyber threats,” said Tom Pahl, Acting Director… Read more »


“Free” Trial Offers

A chance to try something out for free? What have you got to lose? If you’re interested in a particular product or service, trying before you buy might seem like a no-brainer. But what starts as a free trial — or for a very low cost — might end up costing you real money. The… Read more »


IT’S TAX TIME Please be aware

People are starting to receive emails from “turbo tax” saying they were going to deduct 455.00 from their account. If they were not the correct customers they needed to open the link and let them (turbo tax) know. NEVER open a link that you are not expecting. Here are five things the scammers often do… Read more »


LCBT has improved the Fraud Center

To better protect our customers from Debit Card fraud, Lapeer County Bank & Trust Co. has improved our alert system for potential fraud. The Fraud Center works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to safeguard our customers’ accounts from fraudulent debit card activities. The Fraud Center will contact you on our behalf if… Read more »