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Tips to Avoid a Ransomware Attack

The majority of online threats are a form of malware, or computer software with malicious intent. Ransomware is one method that encrypts a victim’s computer files, making them inaccessible to the victim. The attacker will then demand a ransom to restore access to the files upon payment. To avoid a ransomware attack, what should you…

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What to Know About 401(k) Hardship Withdrawals

Life’s unexpected events, such as the Coronavirus pandemic, can throw a wrench in even the best-laid plans. After over a year of lockdown and other restrictions, you may have tapped into savings accounts and emergency funds for additional cash. Unfortunately, after these resources become depleted you may have no choice but to look towards retirement…

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Ion Bank Foundation Announces Community Awards Program Winners

The Ion Bank Foundation announced the winners of its Community Awards Program.  They received 2,732 customer votes for 201 non-profit organizations, which allowed them to award grants totaling $70,025. The program, which kicked off in February, encouraged Ion Bank customers to vote for a local charity of their choice to receive a grant from the…

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How to Recognize a Tech Support Scam

During the Coronavirus pandemic, many people have been spending more time online. Whether for work, school, shopping or to connect with family and friends, we’re more reliant on our electronic and mobile devices than ever before. If something goes wrong with your laptop, tablet or smartphone, you want it fixed right away. Unfortunately, those who…

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Fraud Alert: Don’t Be a Money Mule

According to the United States Postal Inspection Service, a “money mule” is someone who receives and transfers money obtained from victims of fraud. In some cases, the “mule” knows he or is she participating in criminal pursuits but others fail to realize the activity is benefiting fraudsters. Learn how to recognize a money mule scam….

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