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This Fall, Don’t Fall: Passwords and Phishing and Romance, Oh My!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a fantastic time to review a few long-standing threats to the safety of your personal and financial information online. Let’s get started! The perils of repurposing passwords Passwords are now used to protect access to an unprecedented number of websites. In 2021, the average person uses between 80 to 100...
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Generation Z and the Minefield of Online Scams

A woman meets someone on a popular mobile app, and the two forge a relationship through online chat rooms. Soon, she’s transferring a few hundred dollars to help him “get by,” then a few thousand, ultimately being scammed out of more than $35,000 by a criminal suspected of funding terrorism. — A teen lands a job as a “bookkeeper” through a socia...
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What to Do About Those Annoying Robocalls

Like any cyber virus out there, robocalls have found a way to evolve. Early on, they were easy to detect and ignore—the calls came from an area code you didn’t recognize. But the scam has become far more sophisticated with the rise of  Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)  dialing and  call “spoofing”  (faking a phone number). It’s become...
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Don’t Get Caught in a Tax Return Scam This Season

Every year during tax time, fraudsters are on the prowl trying to profit off of taxpayers. Here are some tips on how to protect your personal information and stay safe during tax season.

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Be Aware of Free Trial Offers

Not exactly a news flash, but online shopping has been displacing brick-and-mortar retailers for years. In 2018, an estimated 1.8 billion people made purchases on the internet to the tune of $2.8 trillion in e-retail sales . The latter figure is projected to swell to $4.8 trillion by 2021 as retailers continue to shift resources to e-commerce an...
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Swimming Clear of Phishing Scams

You’ve heard the story before: Scammer poses as a familiar business or service provider, victim is lured into providing personal information, scammer steals victim’s identity. It’s an oldie, but for scammers it’s still a goodie—to the tune of  80,000 people tricked each day into sharing personal information . Unfortunately, the story isn’t...
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Quicktips: Traveling Smarter and Safer

Going out of town for awhile? Kaydie shares her top 5 tips for prepping your finances for vacation. Plan ahead, stay safe, and avoid surcharges at the ATM.
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