Identity Protection

Cell phone security: Protect financial info on mobile devices

Mobile banking has revolutionized the industry, giving you the ability to check your balances from anywhere, transfer funds, and even click your way through a loan application.

But along with that convenience and efficiency come risks if your devices aren’t adequately protected. Cell phone security has been a hot topic for the past few years, and for good reason. As people put more of their personal information onto smartphones – including financial data – identity theft can quickly become a danger if a phone falls into the wrong hands. Here are some tips for protecting yourself.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Identity Protection

Travel safe! ID protection while traveling

Travel can be a wonderful adventure – but traveling has a dark side, too. Tourists are often targets for identity thieves who might use information from credit cards, IDs, and passports to wreak financial havoc. Even more challenging, victims might not realize they’ve been struck until they get back from the trip, potentially making the damage even worse. Limit your vulnerability with these simple ID protection tips that lessen your risk: Read more…

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Identity Protection

STOP! The identity theft prevention tips to know before your next purchase

Holiday shopping is just around the corner, and so is the anniversary of the massive Target data security breach, in which millions of customers had their financial information exposed to hackers. The retailer’s major breach was only one example of security problems, however – according to Javelin Strategy & Research, there was one incident of identity fraud every three seconds last year.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Identity Protection

ATM safety tips you need to know

ATM safety is something we often take for granted. We drive up to use the ATM to either withdraw cash or make a deposit and assume that there is no risk or chance of foul play.

ATMs are such a part of our everyday lives that it can be easy to feel a false sense of security, but it’s important to be mindful of potential risks. Keep the following ATM safety tips in mind the next time you use one. Read more…

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor