ID 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

ID 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

ID Protection

How can you prevent identity theft on mobile devices? Our top tips.

Smartphones and tablets help us work, plan activities, and shop on the go, but as mobile buying and banking become more popular, consumers are becoming more vulnerable to identity fraud. So how can you prevent identity theft on your mobile devices? Here are some simple ways to keep your identity and information safe from hackers, particularly when it comes to these increasingly popular gadgets.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

ID Protection, Kids and Money

Prevent identity theft: teach your kids safe browsing habits

When your kids are online – whether they’re watching videos or playing games – you likely worry about the content they’re consuming. As a parent, it’s also important to think about the information they’re giving out and to teach them about safe browsing. That’s because online identity thieves are also targeting unsuspecting children.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor