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8/5/15  Up Your Security IQ
Phishing scams turn 20 years old: A (brief) history and current trends

You’ve been warned to avoid phishing attacks since the moment you opened an email account, and for good reason. But how long has phishing actually been around? And how did it come to be?

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6/22/15  HousingUp Your Security IQ
How to keep your home safe while you’re on vacation

Taking a trip this summer? Enjoy your travels and peace of mind, knowing that your home is safe and secure. Here are recommended precautions to protect your home while you’re away.

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5/13/15  Credit 101Up Your Security IQ
Learn from my mistakes: tips to avoid credit card holds

Have you ever had a credit card declined when you knew for a fact that you were not even close to your credit limit? If so, it was probably because something made your bank or credit union suspect that the transaction was a fraudulent one. Learn more about a couple of situations that can trigger a transaction decline and how you can avoid them.

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4/2/15  Up Your Security IQ
Why it’s best to sign – and not use your PIN – for debit card purchases

When you use your debit card to pay for a purchase, it’s safer to sign for this transaction rather than use your PIN. Find out why.

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3/17/15  Up Your Security IQ
Learn about your rights as a consumer

In honor of World Consumer Rights Day, we're sharing some tips and resources that will help you to ensure that your rights as a consumer are protected when it comes to your financial transactions.

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3/3/15  Up Your Security IQ
Anthem customer? What you can do to protect yourself

In Part 1 of a series for National Consumer Protection Week, learn a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself from the threat of identity theft. 

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