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Be vigilant for indications of fraudulent banking websites

Online banking is designed to be both secure and user-friendly. However, numerous fraudulent sites exist with the intent to pilfer your personal information. Remember that a genuine bank will never request your card number or PIN as part of the login process, although security questions or confirmation through a trusted secondary device may be required. […]

Protect your assets by regularly reviewing your financial statements

 Malware and viruses can steal the confidential information needed to conduct fraudulent activity under your name, so it’s important to act quickly if you experience any mysterious charges. Therefore, it is essential to check your statements for any suspicious charges, so that you can contact the institution and take measures such as changing your passwords […]

Go over your credit card statements periodically to check for unusual activity

There are several reasons you’d want to stay aware of what happens with your credit card. You don’t want unwanted recurring charges draining your bank account — maybe you stopped using a particular streaming service months ago and are still being charged for it. You’ll also want to stay on top of your credit statements […]

How to use Venmo and Zelle safely for transactions

Smartphone sales might have plateaued in recent years, but it is a fairly safe bet that anyone who uses the ubiquitous computer in their pocket to run their lives has completed a financial transaction. It doesn’t matter whether you are using an iOS or Android device, it has become incredibly simple to both pay for […]

Keep a close eye on your bank statements

Especially with the rise of online banking, mobile payments and online buying, it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on your financial accounts and check them routinely for possible fraud. Check your bank and credit card statements carefully to make sure there’s nothing improper happening.

Disable in-app purchases

In the permissions settings for most apps — where applicable — you have the option to turn off in-app purchases. This is highly recommended, as it means the app cannot access your banking details and it will protect you from accidental purchases that can’t always be undone should you inadvertently select an item that automatically […]