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Correct Way to Dispose of Old Computers October 24, 2018

Getting rid of your old computer? You can ensure its hard drive doesn’t become a treasure chest for identity thieves. Use a program that overwrites or wipes the hard drive many times. Or remove the hard drive, and physically destroy it.   Understand Your Hard Drive Computers often hold personal and financial information, including: passwords […]

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Protecting Yourself Online October 15, 2018

Though the internet has many advantages, it can also make users vulnerable to fraud, identity theft and other scams. According to a Norton Cybercrime Report, 143 million U.S. consumers were victims of cybercrime in 2017. The American Bankers Association recommends the following tips to keep you safe online: Keep your computers and mobile devices up to […]

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Online Dating Scams October 5, 2018

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Digital Spring Cleaning April 30, 2018

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) are encouraging all consumers to freshen up their online lives by conducting a thorough cleaning of their cyber clutter. These easy, actionable tips from NCSA and the BBB will help you stay cyber safe and protect your personal data and identity.  KEEP A CLEAN MACHINE. Ensure […]

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Charity Scam October 9, 2017

In the aftermath of natural disasters, many “charities” run by scam artists pop up to take advantage of Americans’ willingness to help others. Follow these steps to steer clear of crooks looking to make a quick dollar off of your generosity:   Avoid charities that seem to have sprung up overnight in response to a […]

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