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.
Whether you are energized or completely exhausted from the 2016 presidential primaries, the candidates and the associated drama have dominated the news. While the credit union industry, including FORUM, does not provide our opinions on the candidates, we are active with representatives in Congress
When planning for your future, don’t neglect to include insurance. Often this is the most ignored piece of a person’s financial portfolio. And yet, it has major significance. Insurance provides peace of mind and financial relief when you most need it.
The holidays are supposed to be all about fun and good tidings to all. Unfortunately the holidays can also be a time when we are most likely to be victims of fraud and other scams. There are a few simple ways to protect your money during the holidays
Congratulations on graduation! It’s time to get geared up for college so you can meet new people, discover your academic interests, and welcome some more financial independence. As you transition into college, managing your money well can make your life easier. Here are a few things to think about.
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has received reports of a phishing scam that uses a website with a logo and a design similar to the agency’s site in an attempt to convince members to provide social security numbers, account numbers, login information or send money.
Your money and personal information are two areas where being fooled is not funny. Being a victim of fraud or a scam is never pleasant and many unsuspecting people who should know better get caught because they let their guard down and don’t use reason. Scam artist are very talented and work very hard to make all of their scams believable. Arming yourself with a little knowledge and always doing your research are two great ways to avoid being a fraud victim.
The holiday season is in full swing with all the joy and merriment that it brings. Unfortunately, it also brings a higher risk of identity theft and financial fraud. There are actions you can take though to protect yourself and also to lower the impact if it happens to you.