Holiday Charity Scams

December 1, 2010

With the holiday season upon us, many good-willed individuals express their generosity by giving to those less fortunate. As such, the winter months also present the opportunity for scam artists to take advantage of the kindness and compassion of others. It is important to make certain your generosity is received by those who need it […]

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Protect Your Debit Card from Fraud

December 1, 2010

Debit cards now account for almost 60 percent of purchases made with plastic, and 90 percent of households with bank accounts have a linked debit card. With the increased use of debit cards over cash and credit cards, it is also easier for thieves to steal your personal information. Take preventative steps to keep your […]

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Gift Card Scams

December 1, 2010

Shop Smart To Get What You Pay For Purchasing a gift card might seem like an easy and simple solution for a last-minute gift or a hard-to-buy-for relative. There is nothing to wrap, the size and color are always right and the convenience is unbeatable.

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Child Fraud: Warning Signs

October 26, 2010

Child fraud happens when someone steals your child’s identity. It can happen with social security numbers or birth dates. It can happen by someone you don’t know. It can happen by a relative or family friend who has credit problems of their own. Once your child’s information is stolen, it could be used to open […]

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Identity Theft Tip Sheet

July 29, 2010

We all know that identity theft is an increasing threat to the safety of your financial future. But what do you do when you suspect that you have become a victim? Fortunately, credit reporting agencies such as Experian provide helpful resources to protect your credit.

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