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29 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Posted by MaryJo Kurtz on Oct 6, 2016 12:04:41 PM

Do you keep your many passwords in a computer file labeled “passwords”? Do you type in your mother’s maiden name when asked by a security feature? Do you like to do your online holiday shopping while sipping coffee at Panera? If you answered yes to any of these, it is time to update your habits.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Why check your account balances regularly?  Well, let me tell you.

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Aug 25, 2016 8:05:55 AM

 

Last Friday, I had just got home when my wife texted to let me know she just finished shopping at Target and wouldn’t be home for dinner. Not being much of a cook, I logged on to my mobile app to see what she spent and whether or not I could take my kids out for a quick meal.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Protect Yourself with Free, Fast Online Fraud Protection

Posted by Patti Conty on Jul 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In the battle against online fraud, Hanscom FCU is introducing a powerful tool to protect you from sophisticated online criminal attacks. Detect Safe Browsing from Easy Solutions® is a free anti-fraud solution that provides extra protection from malware when you log in to your Hanscom FCU accounts or visit our web site. 

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Topics: Cyber Security

Here’s How to Protect Yourself from Frauds, Scams and Cyberthreats

Posted by Maria Porto on Jul 8, 2016 11:21:42 AM

Do you type in your mother’s maiden name when prompted by an Internet security feature? Stop that! If identity thieves learn that name, they have an intimate piece of information about you that can possibly help them break into your accounts. Plan to use a fake name when asked. This is just one of the things that I learned reading the latest Hanscom Federal Credit Union blog, 29 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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8 Steps for Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jun 30, 2016 1:07:36 PM

It’s a shocking experience thousands of parents have endured the past few years: finding out someone else has been using their child’s identity. It’s heartbreaking to think of a young person trying to start out in life already tarnished by unwarranted black marks. To guard against a future of frustration for your child, take the following kid-specific identity theft prevention measures.

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Four Important Things to Know about Your Online Access Security

Posted by Scott Heinz on Feb 17, 2016 9:50:48 AM

It is our responsibility at Hanscom FCU to keep your member information as safe as possible.  It can be frustrating to have to deal with the layers of security required to access our account information.  But rest assured, they are for the protection of your identity and assets.  Here are four important factors to know about how your online security works:

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Topics: Cyber Security

Protect yourself from ATM skimmer fraud

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 29, 2015 11:41:41 AM

Due to increased security in credit card and Internet transactions, traditional targets of electronic theft, many thieves are turning to other options to steal money, such as hijacking ATMs. This can be done several ways. One popular method involves skimmers. Skimmers are card-reading devices that are attached to the card slots of legitimate ATMs. (Gas station payment terminals are another frequent target of skimmers.) They are not obviously noticeable, and they still allow the ATM to operate normally. When you insert your ATM or debit card, the skimmer reads your card information. When you enter your pin, the thieves capture it with a hidden camera or keyboard overlay device. Then they can put your information onto a blank magnetic card, and use it at ATMs or in stores, or just use your information to shop online, until your account runs out of money.

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Don’t Let Identity Theft Ruin Your Holidays

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Dec 11, 2013 4:00:00 PM

You’re busy during the holiday season – shopping, decorating, and baking – and may be less cautious than normal about your financial information. Identity thieves know this and are just waiting to take advantage of you.

In addition to plain old wallet snatching, there are lots of digital ways thieves may try to access your information. You’ve probably heard or phishing (fraudulent email), but now you also have be on the lookout for vishing (voice mail) and smishing (text message) attempts to gain access to your sensitive information. Each is designed to get you to reveal your account numbers, passwords, social security number, and credit card numbers. Thieves are very clever so you need to be extra careful, especially during the holidays.

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Topics: Money Management, Cyber Security

5 Tips for staying safe while shopping online this holiday season

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Dec 6, 2012 2:45:00 PM

On-line retailers are bracing themselves to accommodate expected record sales this year. Many of us have already begun our on-line shopping while others plan to start this week in order to assure on time delivery without having to pay ridiculous shipping costs.

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Topics: Cyber Security

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