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CYBERSECURITY WHILE TRAVELING

CYBERSECURITY WHILE TRAVELING

Cybersecurity should not be limited to the home, office, or classroom. It is important to practice safe online behavior and secure our Internet-enabled mobile devices whenever we travel...

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HOW TO RECOGNIZE &  PREVENT CYBERCRIME

HOW TO RECOGNIZE & PREVENT CYBERCRIME

Cybercrime comes in many forms including identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, online bullying, hacking, and more. At best, cybercrime can cause major inconvenience and annoyance...

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Mobile Security

Mobile Security

Almost all Americans, regardless of age, are using mobile devices. Often, mobile devices are used for sensitive activities, including banking, online shopping and social networking...

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MOBILE PAYMENTS AND  BANKING

MOBILE PAYMENTS AND BANKING

More and more frequently, consumers are using their mobile devices for online banking, payments, and shopping. We can now check our bank account balances, deposit a check using a mobile...

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Protect Yourself Against Wire Fraud

Protect Yourself Against Wire Fraud

Wire transfers are a tried and true way to send money, both locally and around the world, with many controls put in place by both the sending and receiving banks.  However, there...

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5 tips to say “I do” to online security

5 tips to say “I do” to online security

Guest lists. Budget. In-laws. Fitting into your dress. And spreadsheets. If you’re a bride or groom, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind — and on your to-do list...

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Phone verification: providing your phone number for an extra layer of protection

Phone verification: providing your phone number for an extra layer of protection

If you’ve used an email provider in the past few years, you may have been asked to provide a phone number to help verify your account. As we start to conduct more and more of our...

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So you’ve had a data breach, now what?

So you’ve had a data breach, now what?

Organizations of all industries and sizes that hold and transmit people’s personal information should keep it secure from unauthorized access and use. But what if there is a data...

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Paying your friends through an app? Read this.

Paying your friends through an app? Read this.

Like apps that let you pay at stores with your phone, “peer-to-peer” payment services can be a convenient way to pay friends. But before you use one — or use one again...

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Online Shopping Safety Tips

Online Shopping Safety Tips

The Internet has been instrumental in re-shaping commerce, even on a personal level. Today, millions of people browse online marketplaces for products that can be shipped right to their...

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Passwords & Securing Your Accounts

Passwords & Securing Your Accounts

Passwords are like keys to your personal home online. You should do everything you can prevent people from gaining access to your password. You can also further secure your accounts by...

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Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert

Protect yourself from hackers that may attempt to contact you with an automated telephone call claiming to be with the Bank’s Security department. The automated call states the...

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Stop. Think. Connect.

Stop. Think. Connect.

Remember these tips when using Wi-Fi: Keep an updated machine. Having the latest security software, operating system, Web browser and apps can help protect you from the malware and...

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Protect Yourself from Identity Thieves

Protect Yourself from Identity Thieves

The number of Americans who have experienced identity theft has surpassed 27 million, with the incidence rate increasing every year. Substantial measures are in place at Fidelity Bank...

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Preventing Debit Card Fraud

Preventing Debit Card Fraud

Consumer use of debit cards is surging in popularity, and unfortunately, so is debit card fraud. To avoid becoming a victim of debit card fraud, the American Bankers Association offers...

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Online Banking Security Tips and Tactics

Online Banking Security Tips and Tactics

The exponential growth in online business transactions and the prevalence of mobile and smart phone usage is making safety and security an essential consideration when conducting...

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Mobile Fraud Prevention Tips

Mobile Fraud Prevention Tips

Set the phone to require a password to power on the handset or awake it from sleep mode. If it's lost or stolen any personal information stored on the device will be more...

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How Long Should You Keep Your Statements?

How Long Should You Keep Your Statements?

We all have one – that desk drawer or folder stuffed with financial paper statements. Every once in a while, you might go through and throw out everything you don’t &ldquo...

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Giving Out Your Social Security Number

Giving Out Your Social Security Number

With the extreme surge in identity theft these days, you should heed extra caution to carefully protect your Social Security number. Avoid giving it out unless you are convinced it is...

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Free Credit Reports

Free Credit Reports

Whether you are applying for an auto loan or a credit card, what you have done with your finances in the past may affect whether or not you get the new line of credit – and often...

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Email Fraud Prevention Tips

Email Fraud Prevention Tips

Remember, email is not a secure form of communication. So feel free to use your email, but don’t use it to send or receive confidential information. And if you follow the four...

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Don’t Take the Bait -- Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

Don’t Take the Bait -- Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

Phishing is a type of online scam designed to get valuable personal data from you – like your Social Security number, credit card numbers, passwords, account data and other...

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Create a Hacker-proof Password

Create a Hacker-proof Password

Online passwords may seem more like a nuisance than a security device, but creating hacker-proof codes is extremely important. It is tempting to create passwords that are easy to...

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College Students are Ideal Victims for Identity Theft

College Students are Ideal Victims for Identity Theft

If you’re a college student, you’ll want to read this! When you think of someone who might have his or her identity stolen, the last person you envision is yourself or one...

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Children and Identity Theft

Children and Identity Theft

Financial institutions, credit card companies and the media often warn adults about the dangers of identity theft, but what about children? According to the Federal Trade Commission...

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Check Washing: What is it?

Check Washing: What is it?

Using a process known as check washing, mail snatchers erase the ink on a check with chemicals found in common household cleaning products and then “reuse” the checks by...

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Beware of Fake Check Scams

Beware of Fake Check Scams

Here’s a scenario that’s already victimized hundreds of unsuspecting people: Have you ever received a letter and cashier’s check claiming you’ve won a...

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