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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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3/6/15  Credit 101Up Your Security IQ
Identity theft protection: Fraud alerts and credit freezes

In Part 3 if our series on identity theft, we review two of the ways you can reduce the chances that such financial fraud will occur: fraud alerts and credit freezes. Learn what these credit protection options do and how they differ. 

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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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3/2/15  Up Your Security IQ
You could be a winner! Or not?

It's National Consumer Protection Week! Learn how to protect yourself from a common scam so you won't be taken advantage of by someone claiming you've won a sweepstakes or lottery. 

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