Security

Staying safe online

Staying safe online

A compromised computer can put you at risk for money loss, phishing scams or even complete identity theft. Read on for steps you can take to keep yourself safe online.

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CardValet is here!

CardValet is here!

You’re standing at the cash register and you’re ready to make a purchase. With wallet in hand, you open it ready to grab your debit card, but as you go to reach for your card, you realize it’s not in your wallet and panic sets in.

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A little help in protecting your identity from IDShield

A little help in protecting your identity from IDShield

When it comes to protecting your identity and credit against fraud, you are your own best line of defense. But for those who want some help, there are a number of companies that provide services to help protect consumers from fraud and identity theft.

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The 12 scams of Christmas

The 12 scams of Christmas

The holidays are a time of family togetherness and celebration, and scammers know you're distracted, busy, and emotional. That's why their schemes are so devilish. They get their own twist around Christmas time.

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Do you need to pay for a credit monitoring service to Protect your identity?

Do you need to pay for a credit monitoring service to Protect your identity?

Q: Some of the information that appears on my credit report is not accurate. Does that mean my identity has been stolen? Should I pay for credit monitoring, or can I accomplish the same thing at no cost?

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Four steps to checking your credit report

Four steps to checking your credit report

If there was a song about keeping yourself safe from financial scams, perhaps the refrain to that song would be, "check your credit report!" But practically speaking, what does that mean? How can that one piece of advice keep you safe?

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12 ways to practice safe ATM transactions

12 ways to practice safe ATM transactions

ATM fraud is on the rise. Here are 12 ways to protect yourself and your account from theft!

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Consider a security freeze to protect your identity

Consider a security freeze to protect your identity

Is there any downside to building and maintaining a high credit score? Yes. It makes you more vulnerable to fraud and identity theft.

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Perhaps it's time to consider switching to E-statements

Perhaps it's time to consider switching to E-statements

In the popular television show, Andy Griffith, life was depicted as sometimes sentimental, oftentimes funny, and always simple. It was a different time and place where everyone knew everyone in Mayberry.

Back then everyone used the United States Postal Service to deliver mail – good news or bad news – it showed up in the mailbox. It was consistent and it was safe. But we’re not in Mayberry anymore!

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