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Scam Update: Unemployment Fraud

IDENTITY THEFTThroughout the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers have been stealing personal information from individuals and then filing and claiming unemployment benefits in that individual’s name. Victims of these unemployment scams are often just now learning about this identity theft, as unemployment agencies are sending tax forms (1099-G) for income tax filing. If you received a 1099-G

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Beware of Romance Scams

With COVID-19 forcing more singles to connect online, America’s most expensive scam is on the rise. Romance scams are all over the internet and can be difficult to spot. Here’s what you need to know about these scams. HOW THE SCAM PLAYS OUTIn a romance ruse, a scammer creates a bogus online profile and attempts to connect

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DoverPhila Prioritizes Members & Invests in Community

While 2020 was challenging in so many ways, it marked considerable community investment and product enhancement for DoverPhila Federal Credit Union as it continued to be a financial leader in Tuscarawas County while giving back to its members. Because of great financial results in 2020, the credit union gave back $1.65 million to its members

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Protect Yourself From COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

As vaccine distribution begins across the country, scammers will be tagging right along. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a vaccine-related scam: You cannot pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine. You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine. No one from a vaccine distribution site or

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COVID-19 Scams: Updates & Reminders

ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT SCAMS – TEXTScammers are texting taxpayers and trying to trick them into disclosing bank account information or other personal identifying information under the guise of receiving an Economic Impact Payment. The scam text message states: “You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept

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How to Celebrate Thanksgiving During COVID-19

It’s turkey season! Here’s how to celebrate Thanksgiving 2020 without compromising the health and safety of you and your guests. PLANNING A THANKSGIVING DINNERIf you’ll be hosting an in-person Thanksgiving dinner this year, take steps to ensure your day is as safe as possible. First, consider hosting it outside. Moving Thanksgiving dinner outdoors reduces spreading

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The Back-to-School Guide for These Unconventional Times

This year, back-to-school season is all about getting ready for a school year that promises to be unlike any other. Here’s our guide to helping your child prepare for the new school year in these unconventional times. Talk to your child about what to expectThe more your child knows about the dynamics of the upcoming

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Is It a Good Idea to Open a HELOC Now?

If you’re looking to fund a home improvement project, or the economic devastation of COVID-19 has left you in need of cash, consider tapping into your home’s equity with a home equity line of credit, or a HELOC. WHAT IS A HELOC?A HELOC is a revolving credit line allowing homeowners to borrow money against the

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Social Media & Cyber-Scams

Fake Grant ScamsScammers are hacking into people’s Facebook accounts and are messaging their friends and family claiming they are eligible for free grants. The message may come from a newly-acquired friend, a family member, or even a long-time friend, and details information on free grant money from the government.  The message may reference others, specifically those already

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Updated Scam Information: Unemployment Scams & Jobseeker Scams

With unemployment skyrocketing due to the pandemic, scammers are trolling for your personal information to steal your benefits and identity. Learn how to spot them and how to stay safe! UNEMPLOYMENT SCAMSScammers file unemployment claims in someone else’s name to collect benefits, or they claim to be employed at businesses where they have never held

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The Importance of Financial Literacy in a Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has caused income loss, uncertainties, and an increase in fraudulent attacks throughout Ohio and nationwide. Smart money management is more important than ever, but studies show that Americans are falling behind in financial literacy. While the U.S. is the world’s largest economy, Investment News reported it as ranking only 14th for financial

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DoverPhila Donating $25,000 to COVID-19 Community Response Fund

DoverPhila Federal Credit Union is partnering with the United Way of Tuscarawas County to provide funds during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. On Thursday, March 26, the credit union’s Board of Directors approved a $25,000 donation to fund United Way’s COVID-19 community-response fund. The fund will be used to help residents of Tuscarawas County with various

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Financial Dos and Don’ts During the COVID Outbreak

Q: What steps should I be taking to protect my personal finances during the coronavirus outbreak? A: The coronavirus outbreak has already generated consequences for the national and global economies — and experts say this is only the beginning. The virus ended one of the longest bull markets in history, as the stock market plunged by a

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COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

DoverPhila is monitoring the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as other public health announcements with respect to COVID-19 (coronavirus).  As this is an evolving situation, adjustments will be made as new or revised guidance is provided by public health authorities.  Our branches remain open with normal business hours,

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