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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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Before Giving to a Charity

August 26, 2022

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You want your donations to count, so it’s important to do some research before giving to a charity. Here are some things you can do to learn more about a charity and avoid donating to a scam. Five Things to Do Before You Donate to a Charity Search online for the cause you care about …

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Business Email Compromise

March 22, 2022

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Business email compromise (BEC)—also known as email account compromise (EAC)—is one of the most financially damaging online crimes. It exploits the fact that so many of us rely on email to conduct business—both personal and professional. In a BEC scam, criminals send an email message that appears to come from a known source making a …

Protecting Yourself from Ransomware

September 15, 2021

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Keeping all of your files secure and backing them up may not be something you think of on a daily basis. But with scammers and hackers diligently working to corrupt files and make a quick buck, maintaining your computer’s security is vital in today’s world. One way your information could be at risk is through …

Common Fraud Scenarios for Small Businesses to Avoid

August 3, 2021

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Fraudulent practices small business owners should know about According to the 2020 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, businesses lose about five percent of their annual revenue to fr aud. And while large businesses can implement internal checks and balances for their accounting systems, small businesses often lack the resources to do so, making …

Your Online Financial Profile Got Hacked — Now What?

June 15, 2021

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What to do when you realize that your identity has been compromised Few things can bring on a sense of panic and confusion quicker than realizing that your financial information is compromised. Whether you find yourself unable to access your financial institution’s online app because the password has changed, notice fraudulent charges made to your …

Keep Your Data Safe from Cyberattacks

June 1, 2021

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How to shield your business from sophisticated online criminals Cyberattacks cost businesses billions of dollars a year, and it is essential to take your company’s risk seriously. Taking these steps can help protect against viruses, ransomware, and other sophisticated methods of stealing your company’s data and taking over its systems. Secure networks, hardware, and accounts …

Basic Tips to Keep Your Account Safe

May 17, 2021

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Simple ways to protect your personal information Criminals are crafty, smart, and — for the most part — lazy. They are looking for accounts they can easily hack and information that is easy to steal. By putting up barriers, even simple ones, you can help protect your account from thieves. Think like a detective. Whether …

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