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12/19/14  Up Your Security IQ
Alert: Holiday package delivery scam emails

Please be on the watch for a phony email being sent to consumers this holiday season. The email looks like it is from the U.S. Postal Service and claims that there was a problem with the delivery of a package to your home. The email is a scam, and could cause malware to be installed on your PC.

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12/1/14  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
The best way to pay for a rental car: Credit card or debit card?

Not long ago there was just one way you could pay for a rental car – by credit card. Now, many car rental agencies let you book and pay for a car with a debit card. What are the pros and cons of using each kind of card? And which method of payment makes sense for you?

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9/15/14  Up Your Security IQ
Making your security questions more secure

Learn how you can use phrases or "fake" answers to increase the security provided by the questions you answer to log in to online accounts.

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9/9/14  Alliant NewsUp Your Security IQ
Alliant monitoring Home Depot payment card data breach

Alliant Credit Union is closely monitoring the recently reported payment card data breach at Home Depot stores. Learn more about this situation and tips to protect the security of your debit and credit cards.

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8/19/14  Up Your Security IQ
Tips to protect yourself from a retailer data breach

Update on possible data breach at Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Star Markets and ACME Markets stores, with links to resources that include advice on keeping your credit and debit card safe. 

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8/14/14  Up Your Security IQ
Bitcoin update: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau weighs in

On Monday, August 11, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a consumer advisory about the risks of virtual currencies like bitcoin.

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