With more and more financial data being stored in and accessed by computers (and even mobile phones), and with untold millions of transactions taking place on the websites of retailers, banks, and others, it has never been more important to practice “safe computing.” The sobering fact is that computer hackers are ever-present online, searching for the vu
Have you ever received an email purportedly from a friend who is travelling and finds him or herself without a passport and credit card and needs your cash to get back home? Or perhaps you’ve been contacted by someone claiming to be the executor of the estate of a long lost relative or foreign royalty who has millions to share.
If your debit card number is stolen, the worst thing that can happen is that the thief can run up charges that you will ultimately have to place numerous phone calls to have refunded. However, if a thief gets his hands on your Social Security number, he can wreak havoc on your life – for years.
October is National Crime Prevention month—a time when the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and their “spokesdog” McGruff ask us to join them in working to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®.”
Do you know the meaning of “dumpster diving” “skimming” or “phishing?” According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) these are just a few of the methods thieves use to steal your personal information. Dumpster diving involves rummaging through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it.