Financial Safety

Easy Ways to Keep Your Debit Card Safe at Gas Stations

Abbie Dyer - Aug 1, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Over the last several months we’ve seen a significant increase in debit card fraud related to use at gas pump terminals – specifically in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. This problem is not...

Financial Safety / Credit Cards

5 Ways to Keep Your Information Safe During Your Summer Travels

Abbie Dyer - May 29, 2018 11:40:26 AM

The warm weather awakens a sense of adventure in all of us. After spending the winter indoors, it’s time to take a break and explore a new place. Before you hop on a plane or take off in your car,...

Financial Safety / Credit Cards

4 Tips to Spy ATM and Gas Pump Skimmers

Abbie Dyer - Mar 12, 2018 9:26:05 AM

How often do you actually check over an ATM or payment terminal before you swipe your card? For most of us, the answer is probably not very often. Our lack of observation is what fraudsters are...

Financial Safety

EMV Cards: The Plastic With All The Power

Abbie Dyer - Aug 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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...

Financial Safety

Fraud Alert: IRS Tax Scams

Abbie Dyer - Apr 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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...

Financial Safety / Credit Cards

5 Tips for Keepin' Your Card Information Safe

Abbie Dyer - Feb 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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...

Financial Safety

6 Steps to Handling a Card Compromise

Abbie Dyer - Feb 6, 2015 11:06:00 AM

 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...

Financial Safety

How to Win the Fight Against Fraud

Abbie Dyer - Sep 9, 2014 3:25:00 PM

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...

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