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Cell Phone User Gets a Phishing Attempt

Beware of SMISHING Texts

November 3, 2022

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What is SMISHING? Smishing or SMS phishing is about sending false, fake text messages, claiming the mobile user has won a free product, needs to enter information, correct an account mistake, or it can be a product offer.

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The Latest Scams You Need to Be Aware of in 2022

September 2, 2022

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Basic Steps to Avoid Getting Scammed Scammers continue to prove that there’s no rest for the wicked. While their goals—to get your personal information and money—remain the same year in and year out, their strategies constantly change with the times. Fraudsters know people are most vulnerable when they’re desperate or scared, and they may use …

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Properly Storing Your Financial Records

September 2, 2022

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How to store your digital and physical financial records Your financial records contain identifying details and account information that can be dangerous in the wrong hands. That is why it is so important, from both an organizational standpoint and a safety perspective, to properly store your digital and physical financial records. Here are a few …

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Information Security Brief

September 2, 2022

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Social Responsibility 10 Dos and Don’ts When It Comes to Employees and Social Media Social media is no longer just social — it’s business. LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook have become a vital part of the marketing strategy for most businesses as they offer a quick and effective way to reach potential customers with targeted messaging …

Protect Your Identity

August 26, 2022

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Protecting your identity and personal information is extremely important. Scammers today are finding intrusive and creative ways to obtain your sensitive information. Being informed about the tactics scammers use is a wonderful way to help protect yourself from identity fraud and scams. Helpful hints for safeguarding your personal information Do not respond to unsolicited requests …

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Mail Theft

August 26, 2022

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Recently, several of our business customers have been impacted by a spike in mail theft, resulting in an increase in check fraud throughout our region. While it is impossible to eliminate fraud, we suggest some methods that can be utilized to help protect you and your business: Have a locked mailbox or a mail service …

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Social Media Credit Card Scams

August 26, 2022

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How to spot a credit card scam on social media Social media can be a force of good, connecting people across the globe. It can also be a source of evil, with unscrupulous people and companies trying to get your money, data, and personal information. Social media scams are prevalent in the virtual world; here …

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Recognizing a Phone Scam

August 26, 2022

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Don’t lose your money by picking up the phone The local news is full of warnings about scams that can steal your money. While a lot of stories focus on ways criminals can take your money online, many of them are still focused on tricking you when you pick up the phone. Study up and …

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Mobile Payment Scams to Avoid

August 26, 2022

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How payment apps make it easier for scammers to get your money Apps that allow you to conduct transactions directly from your mobile phone have been quickly growing in popularity. Unfortunately, scammers now try to take advantage of this convenience by tricking you into inadvertently sending them money. The following information may help you avoid …

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How to Protect Your Small Business from a Data Breach

August 26, 2022

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Protect your assets with these easy tactics. Cybersecurity breaches threaten every company, from the smallest family businesses to the largest corporations. That’s why it’s essential to know how to protect your data from prying eyes. Here are some simple steps you can take to keep your company safe from cybercrime. Keep software up to date …

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