The recent emergency approval and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines have provided much-needed hope throughout the world. While drug companies, government, and healthcare organizations rush to get the masses vaccinated, unfortunately, but not surprisingly a new threat has developed – COVID-19 related scams. According to FBI Financial Crimes Section Chief Steven Merrill, “We’ve been concerned about fraud schemes regarding the vaccine as soon as the vaccine went from an idea to reality. The one thing that we’ve learned throughout thisRead More About Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
TNConnect is offering our members an Estate Planning Workshop on Tuesday, June 15th from 9am to 5pm. This workshop is designed to help members complete basic wills, Power of Attorney for financial affairs, living wills, or advanced care plans at a promotional price. Trusts can be prepared for an additional fee. Members will meet with a Financial Advisor and Estate Planning Attorney in one hour time slots. Limited slots are available and will be held at our main office. ForRead More About Estate Planning Workshop
Spring is the perfect time to clean up your finances and give them a fresh start. Clean up your routine and you could win! During April and May, you are entered into our Spring Sweepstakes every time you make a qualifying transaction within Online Banking. You could win one of ten of $1,000 prizes. Qualifying transactions include: – BillPay: manage and pay your bills at home or on-the-go – eBill: your bills delivered to your Online Banking account – Popmoney:Read More About Clean Up Your Banking Routine and Win $1,000
In today’s world, it is more important than ever to focus on the things we can control to better safeguard our financial future. It’s easy to get complacent, lulled into a false sense of security, when there are many other more urgent things to think about. That’s why we assembled the Top 10 Identity Theft Myths that you need to stop believing now. Along with this information are suggested changes, if followed all year long, will better protect your identityRead More About Top 10 Identity Theft Myths
Money mules are people who receive and transfer money obtained from victims of fraud and are recruited through several methods: 1. Work-from-Home Scams: A job posting offers easy money for reshipping packages, buying gift cards or Postal Money Orders, or transferring money, which can be done at home. 2. Confidence Scams: A person or business you don’t know offers you a cut/commission if you transfer money for them. 3. Lottery Scams: A person informs you that you need to transfer or collect moneyRead More About Don’t be a Mule!
Do you need Tax Relief this year? Tax season can sometimes put a financial strain on you and your family. If you need assistance this tax season, TNConnect is now offering Tax Relief loans from March 1st through April 30th for amounts up to $5,000 with rates as low as 5.9% APR* for up to 24 months. To get started, you can apply online on our Lending page, or you can stop by either branch and speak with a Loan RepresentativeRead More About Tax Relief Loans
With our nation in the throes of a pandemic, scammers are not sitting idle. Now it is more important than ever to protect yourself against scams and identity theft. Check out the below infographic from our partners to learn how to best protect yourself during these tumultuous times.Read More About Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Phishing scams continue to ramp up in the new year, capitalizing on consumer fears and the need for quick cash. The newest scam involves an impersonation of the Federal Trade Commission in the form of a bogus division called the “US Trading Commission”. This imposter agency website claims that it operates for the purpose of providing a “personal data protection fund” to compensate people whose personal information has been compromised on the web. It uses the FTC’s logo and addressRead More About New Identity Theft Scam
IRS Criminal Investigation warns Tennessee taxpayers about new wave of COVID-19 scams as second round of Economic Impact Payments are delivered The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) is warning Tennessee taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams as the agency delivers the second round of Economic Impact Payments. In the last several months, IRS-CI has seen a variety of Economic Impact Payment (EIP) scams and other financial schemes designed to steal money and personal information from taxpayers.Read More About IRS Warns TN Taxpayers about COVID-19 Scams
Treat Yourself to Your Maximum Refund! Treat yourself to a stress-free tax season! tnConnect Credit Union has teamed with TurboTax to save you up to $15 on TurboTax this tax season. Right for your unique tax situation. Simple filer? Homeowner? Investor? Freelancer or side-gigger? TurboTax has a solution for you. File with confidence. TurboTax guarantees 100% accurate calculations and runs thousands of error checks as you go. With TurboTax, you’ll get your biggest possible refund. Help if you need it. It’s easyRead More About Members Can Save up to $15 with TurboTax!