Two more businesses join Maine’s fight against fraud and identity theft

fraud prevention allianceSACO (Jan. 6, 2014) – The Maine Fraud Prevention Alliance recently welcomed two new members: Franklin Savings Bank and Maine Identity Services.

Instances of fraud are growing at an alarming rate in Maine and the Alliance members are committed to preventing it. The Alliance now boasts 14 members from around the state. The Alliance aims to spread awareness of fraud and to arm the public with an easy first line of defense.

The DASH Fraud program was launched as a self-defense kit providing four easy-to-remember measures to prevent fraud.

Delete unsolicited email and texts

Ask for permits from door-to-door salespeople

Shred junk mail

Hang-up unsolicited calls

“We’ve seen an increase in fraud attempts in our communities,” said Heather Clark, of Saco & Biddeford Savings, a founding member of the alliance. “We’re so happy to gain more support and awareness of fraud prevention with our new partners Franklin Savings Bank and Maine Identity Services.”

AARP Maine and Maine Bankers also recently joined the alliance, which has generated interest around the state.

For more information, or if you’d like to request a presentation or fraud prevention materials contact Heather Clark at 602-7332 or visit dashfraud.org, which has everything consumers need to know about fraud, including a tool kit, government tips and laws and more.

About Maine Fraud Prevention Alliance

Founded in July 2012, the mission of the MFPA is to be a leader in fraud prevention through increased awareness of the various ways fraud is attempted, particularly financial fraud. The more we can stimulate the conversation around strategies to deter fraud, the better we can arm our communities against this crime. 

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