Equifax Data Breach September 11, 2017
Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, reported a data breach last week that may affect as many as 143 million Americans – nearly 44% of the United States population. Equifax has set up a website (www.equifaxsecurity2017.com) that allows consumers to check if their information may have been exposed in the breach. […]Continue Reading..
Tips to Protect Yourself from ATM Skimmers December 1, 2016
With confirmed cases of ATM skimming on the rise, it’s more important than ever that consumers know how to protect themselves from this fraud technique. ATM skimmers are devices that criminals add to a legitimate ATM in order to obtain unsuspecting consumers’ debit card information. The thieves then use this information to create fake debit […]Continue Reading..
Online Security Tips 102 January 4, 2016
Look for the Certificate The convenience of online shopping has never been more convenient for consumers. It is important to only enter personal financial information in sites that are protected and encrypted with a security certificate. When browsing and entering personal and financial information be sure to be aware of sites that have a certificate. […]Continue Reading..
Online Security Tips 101 November 14, 2015
Helpful Tips Always be careful about giving our personal financial information over the internet. Log into online accounts and regularly verify statements and transactions. Use caution when you receive emails urgently requesting personal financial information. Be cautious about downloading any files or opening attachments from e-mails. Avoid the “too good to be true” offers, because […]Continue Reading..
Identity Theft October 22, 2015
Prevention starts with you To avoid becoming a victim, you must pay close attention as you go about your daily lives. Be extremely cautious about giving your personal information over the phone unless you know who you are doing business with and have initiated the call. Financial institutions never call customers asking for account information. […]Continue Reading..