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EMV Cards: The Plastic With All The Power

August 11, 2015

 

Fear, shock and disbelief hit me at the same time. I was on the phone with a representative who had just informed me that my debit card had been hacked. Card compromises are something that we hear about in the news, it couldn't possibly happen to me, right?

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Topics: Financial Safety

Fraud Alert: IRS Tax Scams

April 08, 2015

Tax scams are on the rise and criminals use this time of year to take advantage of vulnerable people. The IRS is urging taxpayers to be on the lookout for potential fraud and is warning people to be cautious when giving out personal information. One of the most recent incidents happened right here in Michigan.  

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Topics: Financial Safety

5 Tips for Keepin' Your Card Information Safe

February 24, 2015

 

In our busy lives, the convenience of carrying a plastic card fits well into our lifestyles. But with all the debit and credit card compromises in the past year, many of us are questioning the benefit of this convenience. Before you start emptying out your wallet into the shredder, consider the ways that you use your cards.

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Topics: Financial Safety, Credit Cards

6 Steps to Handling a Card Compromise

February 06, 2015

 

It seems like every few days we hear about a new data breech where debit or credit card information is jeopardized. Compromises are very common around the holiday season but they can occur at any time of the year. So is it time to ditch the plastic and go back to the days of checks and cash? Not quite. Having your information compromised can be scary, but the most important thing to remember is to stay calm and actively take steps to safeguard your money.

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Topics: Financial Safety

How to Win the Fight Against Fraud

September 09, 2014

 

In our digital world, fraud seems to be everywhere. Each day, new headlines about tax scams and data breaches dominate the news. So it's important to know what common fraud tactics look like so you can safeguard your personal information and reduce the chances of it ending up in the wrong hands.

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Topics: Financial Safety