Keep It Safe: Your Social Security Number and You

Here’s a quaint bit of Baby Boomer nostalgia. If you were born between 1946 and 1964, you’re old enough to remember when people used to actually apply for a Social Security number. 

Posted by Perry Eaton on Feb 20, 2018
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Five Signs that Someone Is Scamming You Through Your Email

Between work and home, do you have any idea how many emails drop into your inbox each and every day? More than 10 but less than 50? More than 100? A number so high you don’t even want to know what it is?

Posted by Peter Begin on Feb 13, 2018
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7 Low-Tech Solutions to Protect Your Information

When it comes to breaches in the security of valuable private information, 2017 was a banner year. Not a month went by without at least one large company or governmental agency suffering a cyber attack that put hundreds of thousands of people at risk for identity theft. 

Posted by Perry Eaton on Feb 6, 2018
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5 Tips to Protect Your Personal Information Online

When it comes to the living we do online, we’re long passed the point of no return. Phishing scams are getting more sophisticated every day and credit rating agencies such as Equifax may be leaking the personal information of millions of American consumers, but we’re not going to stop shopping on Amazon or applying for jobs via the Internet.

 

Posted by Peter Begin on Jan 30, 2018
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How To Spot When You’re Being Scammed

It’s a sad fact of modern life: Innovations in technology allow scammers from all corners of the world to rip people off. Your best line of defense is to spot when you’re being scammed and nip it in the bud.


Posted by Peter Begin on Dec 20, 2016
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What to Do When You Think You’ve Been Scammed

Even if you take precautions against scammers, sometimes fraud happens. If a scammer manages to break through your defenses, you need to be prepared—mentally and emotionally.

 

Posted by Peter Begin on Dec 13, 2016
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How To Spot Fraud Emails, and How To Handle Them

We all know what phishing means, and, unfortunately, it’s got nothing to do with reeling in a largemouth bass. But knowing what phishing is and actually recognizing it are two different things. Let’s take a look at how to spot—and stop—those fraudulent, “phishy” emails.

Posted by Perry Eaton on Dec 8, 2016
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Stay Safe While Shopping Online

The holidays are upon us! Whether your shopping list is as long as your arm or can be counted on five fingers, it’s a safe bet that your credit and debit cards will be used more often than normal during the next month or two. That means a little extra caution is in order.


Posted by Peter Begin on Dec 6, 2016
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Teach Kids to be Safe in the Digital Age

Where technology and children intersect, it’s easy for parents to feel fearful about what’s lurking out there in the jungles and dark alleys of the Internet.

Posted by Perry Eaton on Dec 1, 2016
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5 Tips To Stay Safe on Vacation

Your travel plans are set. You’ve booked your flight, made hotel reservations, and bought a good pair of walking shoes. But have you done anything to protect your money while you travel or to insure your travel investment itself?

Posted by Doreen McKinney on Nov 29, 2016
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