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Facts About Online Banking & Account Authentication

Online security is not only a concern for personal banking transactions, but for business banking as well. Fortunately, there are financial standards in place to help banks and their business customers make online banking safe from unauthorized funds transfers. Understanding Business Banking Risk The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) reports there have been significant…

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Tools to Prevent Identity Theft

According to the 2017 Identity Theft Study by Javelin Strategy & Research, 15.4 million Americans experienced identity theft in 2016. Approximately $16 billion was stolen. As the incidence rate of identity theft continues to increase every year, banks are taking great measures to protect your identity and accounts against fraud. To name a few: stringent…

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5 ATM Safety & Security Tips

Over the years, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) crime has become more common. As technology continues to progress, it is becoming easier to steal identities. Today, consumers must be cautious about the locations they choose to withdraw money – is the ATM on a dimly lit, quiet corner? Areas like this are prime targets for identity…

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Top Scams of 2017 Revealed by the IRS

Every year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases its “Dirty Dozen” list of the top tax scams to be aware of in the coming months. Consumers should take this list seriously, especially during tax season, when fraudsters are scheming to steal personal information. We highlight six scams from the list to watch out for in…

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Protecting Yourself from a Data Breach

As technology continues to evolve, so does the expertise of hackers. On September 22, 2016, Yahoo announced a major data breach from 2014 of more than 500 million accounts. Stolen information included names, birth dates, phone numbers, passwords and answers to security questions. Fashion retailer Vera Bradley announced on October 12, that their company experienced…

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