Protect Your Accounts with Strong and Secure Passwords

July 11, 2023

Creating a strong password is a critical step to protecting yourself online. In fact, passwords are the first line of defense against cybercriminals and data breaches. All passwords, regardless of what accounts they protect, should be created with these three guiding principles in mind: Long – Every one of your passwords should be at least […]

Avoid Sending Checks through U.S Postal Mailboxes

November 8, 2022

In the past several months, check fraud through the mail continues to rise. It is important to understand the risks involved before choosing to send payments through the mail. Ways fraudsters are obtaining checks through the mail:* Fishing – an old-fashioned, but proven effective, method which they will attach something sticky to a weighted object […]

Public Wi-Fi Networks and Your Safety

October 27, 2022

Being able to connect to wi-fi in a public place is very convenient. However, just because it is free and easily accessible doesn’t mean it is secure. Unlike home wi-fi where you can take steps to keep your home network secure, the secureness of public wi-fi is out of your control. If a network isn’t […]

Credit Freeze vs. Fraud Alert

February 14, 2022

Both credit freezes and fraud alerts can help reduce your risk of identity theft, but which is right for you?* A credit freeze locks down your credit. While a credit freeze is in place, access is restricted to your credit report, and no one, including yourself, is able to open a new credit account. A […]

What to do if someone steals your identity

November 2, 2020

The Federal Trade Commission has a one-minute informative video on reporting and recovering from identity theft. Check it out and quickly learn what to do:  

Identity Theft Protection Services

October 21, 2020

The best identity theft protection and monitoring service can help you find out if someone is using your social security number, applying for loans, or filing fraudulent taxes under your name among many situations. Some of them will also help you restore your identity. It’s time to fight back. Monitoring Services* There are two basic […]

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