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 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.
ATM's are a great convenience. Here are some easy tips to use in effort to take advantage of this great service and keep you and your finances safe.
The FORUM Fraud Team receives multiple complaints from members every month about their difficulties getting out of “free” trial offers. The below article from the Federal Trade Commission offers some tips and advice on where to seek help if you become a victim of a “free” trial offer 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.
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.