Identity Protection

You and SAC FCU: Get the best ID theft protection by partnering with us

Each week brings news of some new data or financial breach or a new type of identity theft that you haven’t even heard of yet. With so much uncertainty swirling around the financial universe, it’s only natural that you’d want a little reassurance from time to time that your assets are in the right hands. And a big part of that involves ensuring that your financial institution provides the best identity theft protection possible.  Read more…

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Identity Protection

Don’t Get Hooked by these Top Email Phishing Scams

Even if you set strong passwords for your banking and credit accounts, criminals may still manage to hack their way in by using phishing emails. These messages are designed to look like they’re from a legitimate source – such as a credit card issuer, bank, credit union, or even a government agency – but are actually sent by hackers trying to discover your username and password for financial sites. Here are five email phishing scams to watch out for:

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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