Debit Cards: More Secure Than You May Think

Debit Cards: More Secure Than You Might Think Debit cards are a powerful tool for secure purchasing and paying for items and services. There are a lot of scams and malicious ways people will try to gain access to your money. How can you go about your regular purchases with the confidence of knowing you are being safe? Here are […]

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Secret Shopper Scam: What to look for and how to avoid it.

Scammers have been looking for trusting targets since there has been money to scam people out of, this is not news. However, there is a new scam out there that has been luring unsuspecting people into unknowingly giving out their bank information. This new scam is called the “Secret Shopper Scam”. What is the “Secret Shopper Scam”, and how do […]

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Shredding Personal Documents and When to Dispose of Them

When you put a piece of paper in the trash it can be difficult to know what happens to it.  Since few people burn trash anymore, it is likely that your trash passes through several stages on its way to a landfill or incinerator.  Every step that occurs once the trash leaves your control has the risk that someone will […]

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Protecting Your Mail

The mail you receive and send includes information that deserves special attention.  Everything from account numbers and balances on financial accounts to the name and account number on checks you mail can be valuable to thieves and other scam artists.   Here are some ideas to help keep your mail secure:   Never send cash or coins.  Use checks and […]

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Protecting Your Internet Activities and Electronic Data

With more of our financial activities occurring over the Internet, it is important to be aware of the risks these activities entail and steps you can take to reduce the risk that someone will illegally gain access to your private information or financial accounts.   Common Internet Scams Auction fraud – This may take many forms including emails saying you […]

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Protecting Against Investment Scams on the Internet

The Internet has become the communication channel of choice for many investors.  It is a convenient way to communicate with investment providers and investigate investment opportunities. The Internet has also become a popular place for thieves and scam artists to find victims. Emails promoting investment ideas can be sent to millions of people very cheaply instead of cold calling over […]

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