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...

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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...

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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 - 10...

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7 Financial Tips for Military Families

First United Bank & Trust commemorates Memorial Day with tips for service members As we honor our fallen military heroes this Memorial Day, we are reminded of the many sacrifices service members and their families make to protect our nation.  First United Bank...

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Security Tips to Remember

Security Tips to Remember It is a best practice to never give out personal information in response to an unsolicited call or email. There are fraudsters who will use our public information to try to attain personal information from you. Unless you initiate the contact...

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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...

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Should you switch to the cloud?

The cloud provides a place for users to store their files, from Word documents to graphics, online. However, it’s not ideal for everyone, so it’s important to consider your choices.

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Protect your company from hackers

With an ever-growing technological world, protecting both your company’s and your clients’ information is of the utmost importance. While not every method is foolproof, there are ways that will help you keep your data safe.

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Protecting yourself from fraud

In today’s technological world, all of our information is stored online or on a card. By taking proper precautions, you can protect yourself from fraud.

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5 tips for ensuring data security

Often times it can be difficult for small business owners to think about data security in the midst of everything else going on, but forgetting about it can be a big mistake.

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Many employees cavalier about password security

The Internet has opened up many opportunities for consumers and businesses large and small. At one time, the only way workers could “check in” at their workplace was by actually being on site. Thanks to the web, however, millions of employees are able to work from the comfort of home, freeing up their schedules and reducing overhead costs for employers.

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May Economic Update

Coming off a great year for Trust & Investments in 2012 and starting the New Year, we are all eager to hear what Scott thinks about the economy and the many economic challenges ahead.

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