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Social engineering is the manipulation of our natural human tendency to trust what we see and who we interact with. Social engineers are masters of manipulation tactics. Consumer scams often have an element of social engineering at the heart of the scheme, such as romance scams and imposter scams. Con artists also rely on manipulation to gain access to your accounts or convince you to hand over money or personal information. Let’s dive in and discover how you can stay one step ahead! Social engineering involves trickery or deception to convince an individual to divulge personal information...
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Boost your financial wellbeing with a mid-year checkup. Just like taking care of our physical health, it’s essential to prioritize the wellbeing of our bank accounts. Start now to build greater gains and secure a stronger financial future. Here are some actionable steps to guide you on your journey. Financial wellness means being financially secure enough to meet all your needs and cover emergency expenses. It also means being confident in achieving long-term financial goals, such as buying property or saving for retirement. While your earnings play a significant role in achieving financial...
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Get ready for summer fun in the sun! Prioritize account safety while enjoying sandy beaches and exotic destinations. Explore some essential tips to help protect your accounts so you can ease right into worry-free summer adventures. Don’t carry unnecessary items. Leave checkbooks and checks securely at home. Use cash or credit cards for purchases. Additionally, declutter your purse or wallet by removing unused cards and receipts. Pause your deliveries. Request a “postal hold” to have your mail temporarily held at the post office. This applies to both mail and regular deliveries, such as meal...
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released data on the top reported consumer frauds of 2023. The most frequently reported frauds involved imposter scams and other social engineering schemes, resulting in significant losses. These statistics, based on reported cases, underline the importance of reporting fraud to the FTC. Learn more about the manipulative tactics scammers use and how to help protect yourself from falling victim to these scams. In 2023, the FTC received 2.6 million fraud reports, with 27% of them resulting in losses. These losses amounted to $10 BILLION nationwide...
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Everyone deserves a break and summer is right around the corner. Are you ready to make amazing summer memories? We’ve got essential summer travel tips to make your vacation a memorable one while staying within your budget. From packing hacks to destination recommendations, this list is all you’ll need for summer travel on a budget. Sit back, grab a refreshing drink, and let us help you plan a relaxing vacation that won’t break the bank. Choose the Perfect Destination Everyone’s budget is different and it’s important to stay within your means. While every vacation can be a memorable, valuable...