Simple Steps Enhance Computer Privacy, Security

April 27, 2012

The significant consequences that can arise from connecting an unprotected computer to the Internet vary depending on whether a computer invader takes something, such as information that enables a thief to create a false identity, or whether the invader leaves something behind, such as a virus or program that allows the invader to return to […]

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Top 5 Scams to Watch for in 2012

December 30, 2011

Avoid becoming a victim of scams and rip-off attempts with some simple but smart tips. 1. The Nigerian letter In this advance-fee scam, someone unknown to the consumer offers promises of great riches. Lonely people in financial distress are usually targeted by scammers trying to take advantage of kindness, generosity, or greed. While this scam […]

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Cell Phone Safety

November 8, 2011

Recently, a woman’s handbag was stolen. One of the items in the handbag was her cell phone. Unfortunately, due to a common mistake, that was not all she was left without. When she finally succeeded in reaching her husband, he told her that he had answered her text message asking for the pin number to […]

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Shoulder Surfing

September 28, 2011

While you are paying for your groceries, filling out a form, or using your ATM card, another person may be “shoulder surfing” to gather your personal information. Shoulder surfing happens when a person sees and quickly memorizes your personal information to use as his or her own. It can be done by looking directly over […]

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Free Trials Will End Up Costing You

August 29, 2011

We, as a credit union, are concerned for the well-being of our members’ accounts and peace of mind. Free Trials Teeth whitening, weight loss, become a millionaire, and credit reports are just some of the “free trials” that are being marketed on the Internet and television every day. These free trials are not always as […]

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