June is national safety month so it is a good time to think about financial safety. Identity theft and fraud continue to be pervasive and consumers need to be vigilant. There are ways you can help lessen your chances of being a victim.
Even though the deadline to file your taxes is April 17th waiting until April to start on your taxes might not be a smart financial strategy. There are a few reasons why should be working your taxes right now, even if you will have a tax bill to pay.
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.
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.