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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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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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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