The Equifax Data Breach: What We Know

The Equifax Data Breach: What We Know

Who is Equifax?  Equifax is a credit bureau, not a bank. – Equifax is one of three major credit reporting agencies and handles the data of 820 million consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide. On Sept. 7, Equifax announced that the records of...
The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

September 8, 2017 by Seena Gressin, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach...
FDIC Consumer News – 10 Scams

FDIC Consumer News – 10 Scams

Scammers are always trying to find the best way to part you from your money. Being informed and diligent is key. Attached is a publication from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) with ten of the popular scams currently being used. FDIC Consumer News...
Tips to Avoid Number Spoofing

Tips to Avoid Number Spoofing

Each year, consumers and businesses fall victim to all kinds of cybercrimes ranging from ID theft to skimming to computer hacking.  The latest scam used by criminals is referred to as “number spoofing”.  This is illegal.  The criminal clones a phone number and makes...