Fraud Prevention 

Identity Theft 

Learn more about preventing identity theft, via the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website and the IRS Tip Sheet.

On Guard Online

The FTC provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help prevent Internet fraud, secure computers, and protect personal information. 

Phishing Information

Learn how to fight email scams at

Scam Prevention

Gift Card Scams

Gift Card scams are a real and growing issue. Without knowing the facts, you can easily fall victim to one of these costly scams.  To learn more, visit the FTC website on preventing gift card fraud.

Social Media Scams

A synopsis of the most common social media scams to be on alert for are summarized by the MN Attorney General.  Learn more.

Foreign Lottery Scam

If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is - follow your instincts.  Visit the U.S. Postal Inspection Service website to learn more about protecting yourself against foreign lottery scams.

Security Videos

More Security Resources

Take a look at these resources from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website.

Free Pizza? Nope — Just Free Malware
Signs of Identity Theft
Back, Back, Back It Up - Why to Avoid Clicking Links in Emails