How to Outsmart Disaster May 14, 2019
The internet of things has taken home protection to the next level, empowering homeowners with new tools to keep their homes and loved ones safe. While homeowners might not be able to prevent every disaster, these innovative smart home features can reduce their risk. Fire Alerts Traditional smoke detectors are helpful for alerting residents to […]Continue Reading..
Protect Yourself from Gift Card Scam December 6, 2018
It is being reported that several old and reliable scams are circulating in the area. These have included email impersonations of executives requesting gift cards for the holidays, human resource record requests, payroll information changes, and fraudulent local sports fundraising campaigns. With the holiday season these activities usually peak. A few businesses in […]Continue Reading..
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 […]Continue Reading..
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 […]Continue Reading..
ATM Safety Tips October 9, 2018
Protecting Your ATM Card Always protect your ATM card and keep it in a safe place, just like you would cash, credit cards or checks. Do not leave your ATM card lying around the house or on your desk at work. No one should have access to the card but you. Immediately notify your bank […]Continue Reading..