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Keep an eye on your bank statements

Recent events have seen a big rise in the use of online shopping, mobile payments and online banking, it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on your financial accounts for possible fraud. Check your bank and credit card statements regularly to make sure there’s nothing wrong.

Submit an identity theft report with the Federal Trade Commission

If you notice fraudulent activity on your bank account, notify the Federal Trade Commission immediately, then use the report to notify the police. A more comprehensive report will better equip the police to find the person responsible. To begin this process: Navigate to the Federal Trade Commission website. Click on “Get Started” on the home […]

Dedicate one credit card to online purchases

One possible way to decrease the potential damage of an attacker gaining access to your credit card information, is to consider opening a credit card account for online use only. Maintain a minimum credit line on the account to limit the amount of charges a potential attacker can accumulate.

Verify your Venmo payments are going where you think they are

If you’re sending cash to a new contact on Venmo, it’s a good idea to do more than just search for their name and assume the first result is accurate and authentic. If possible, scan the recipient’s QR code to find their profile.

Enter virtual card numbers if digital wallets aren’t accepted

When you enter a card number online, it could be intercepted by a man-in-the-middle attack or exposed in a data breach. Digital wallets are more secure, but if you must enter a card number to complete an online transaction, virtual card numbers can help protect your main account. These temporary numbers can be set to […]

Financial cybersecurity: Tips for protecting your digitally accessible assets

While they may not create the same kind of sensational spectacle as the in-person heists of bygone eras, cyber threats present a real risk to financial consumers today. Whether you’re simply accessing conventional financial services through online access points or participating in more recently created cryptocurrency markets and exchanges, cybersecurity is a paramount component of […]