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When setting up student loan payments, make sure you’re going through the right provider

When starting payments on your student loans, your payments will be handled by a provider. Identify what company is handling your student loans and follow instructions on how to set up your account. Student loan sites require sensitive information, like your Social Security number, address and your parents’ information. It’s important to make sure the […]

A quick guide to banking Trojans

Online banking is supposed to be convenient and secure,  and most of the time, it is. Consumers have come to regard apps from their banks as trustworthy alternatives to visiting a branch. According to multiple surveys compiled by the U.S. Federal Reserve, adoption of online banking including mobile apps has been climbing steadily for years, […]

If your card gets declined, investigate the situation

If your card gets declined and there’s no reason it should have, there’s a chance someone has stolen your identity and is racking up debt under your name. Look into any outstanding bills to ensure they are all yours. To be extra cautious, freeze your credit temporarily while you investigate.

Enable notifications for credit or debit card purchases

It’s important to always look out for fraud on your credit or debit card purchases. Even if no one has stolen your physical card, there are ways they can use the number. If you don’t want to take the time to review your purchases frequently, you can instead opt for text or email notifications whenever […]

Shopping online — pay with credit card instead of debit

E-commerce sites are typically well-protected from attacks. However, you can further reduce your risk by paying with credit, or with a gift/prepaid card, instead of debit. That way, you have more protections from identity theft and no prospect of your bank account being cleaned out if your card number is stolen.

Make online purchases with a credit card, not a debit card

When paying with a credit card, the vendor does not receive direct access to your money. Instead, they receive money from your bank, and then the bank bills you at the end of the month. This protects your money from fraudulent vendors and individuals who get their hands on your credit card information.