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Protecting Your Credit and Identity in the Midst of COVID-19

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Apr 22, 2020 6:45:00 AM

You’re probably doing a lot of your shopping online if you can. Around 33% of people are purchasing more on the web than they were before, according to a recent survey from Experian. Vulnerable populations have found grocery delivery and other remote services a safer option for handling their everyday needs. At the same time, local and statewide orders to “shelter in place” have placed many retailers on temporary shut-down or forced them to an online-only business model.

But there are risks to taking your typical business to the web. Here are three of the latest threats to your credit and identity amid COVID-19.

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Topics: cyber security, consumer budgets, money management, household budgets, financial education

Security First: Scammers Get Innovative for Your Personal Loan Data

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Jul 18, 2018 6:35:00 AM

Criminals want your information. Why? Because your identity equals money. Cyber baddies go out of their way to create duplicate websites and legitimate looking emails/offers in order to trick you into providing them with the information they need.

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Topics: atm security, credit union marketing, bank marketing, bank ATMs, credit union ATMs, cyber security