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It is that time of year top ten lists start coming out for just about any topic - movies, political events, sports stories and financial moves to make before the end of the year.  Yes, there is a top ten list of moves that you can still make before the end of the year and most don’t really take more than 30 minutes to complete. 
 

The holidays bring out the best in most people and it also brings out the worst in some. Fraudsters and thieves use the bustling holiday season to help them deceive unsuspecting people. To avoid being a victim make sure you follow these everyday precautions and don’t get caught up in the holiday rush.
 

Even though the Equifax data breach has dominated the headlines, it has not been the only data leakage. In 2016 there were over 1,093 US companies experienced a loss of personal or card data that were reported. What can you do to protect your identity and your money? Fortunately, there are several actions you can take.
 

Categories: Identity Theft

In a security notice issued by the Federal Reserve Banks, they remind consumers that any video, text, email, phone call, flyer or website instructing them to use Federal Reserve routing and account numbers to pay their bills is a scam.

 

June is National Safety month and besides all of the concerns for your personal safety, you should also consider precautions to keep your financial information safe as well. There are ways to keep your money and your identity secure and most start with being aware and informed.
 

The holiday season is always full of hustle and bustle with shopping, holiday parties and travel. Many people are so focused on the holidays that they can let their guard down and be susceptible to fraud and scams. Just a taking a few precautions can help you avoid most scams and frauds.
 

There is an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  When it comes to avoid scams fraud and other financial theft this is certainly very true.  Following a few simple precautions and not letting your guard down are the keys to successfully avoiding frauds and other financial theft.

Categories: Identity Theft, Security

Credit cards aren’t going out of style anytime soon, which means every individual who uses a credit card needs to be up to snuff on the latest security practices. This includes secure online shopping, continuous monitoring, and notifying financial institutions when there is a possibility of credit card fraud.