Fraud Prevention & Security

Protect your identity and your finances by staying on top of the latest security and fraud prevention measures.

5/18/17  Fraud Prevention & Security
How mobile payment services help protect you

Why you can feel safer using digital wallets – such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal – for mobile payment security. 

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5/15/17  Fraud Prevention & Security
Identity theft protection: strong passwords

Need password help? Let's look at easy-to-hack passwords, review tactics for creating harder-to-hack passwords, and learn about password managers.

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5/5/17  Fraud Prevention & Security
How to create secure, memorable passwords

Passwords are essential if you want to use the Internet to make online purchases, bank online, access your mail or communicate with friends.Your challenge is to create passwords that are complex enough to elude hackers but easy enough for you to remember.

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12/21/16  Fraud Prevention & Security
Almost scammed: the “Granny Scam” hits home for my mother

​The mother of one of our bloggers was recently targeted in a "granny scam" scheme. Fortunately, she was able to detect that there was something fishy, so she did not fall victim to the scam. Learn about "family emergency" and granny scams and get some tips on how to avoid being a victim.

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9/29/16  Budgeting & SavingFraud Prevention & Security
How to spot the ‘cracking cards’ scam

Each year, people fall victim to a scam known as “cracking cards.” Scammers crack into debit card accounts and leave card owners on the hook for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Now, these scammers are using social media to target victims – especially college students and new grads who are strapped for cash.

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8/12/16  Fraud Prevention & Security
How can you recognize an ATM skimming device?

If you've heard about ATM skimmers but aren't sure what to look out for when you're at the ATM, check out this video that shows ATM skimmers in action. 

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