You Are at Immediate Risk of Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft

May 17, 2021

Man Stealing Identity

Many people believe that becoming a victim of identity theft is rare; however, statistics associated with this crime indicate that most are at immediate risk. Identity theft poses many challenges directly to consumers as criminals that commit these crimes continue to develop brand new mechanisms for engaging in this type of fraud. In the year […]

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How to Get a Free Credit Report

March 16, 2021

Credit Report Illust

As a consumer, you are entitled to receive a free copy of your credit report once every twelve months from each of the credit reporting companies, TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. The easiest method is to go on the internet to annualcreditreport.com. You may also call 1-877-322-8228. To verify your identity to receive your free credit […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Money in the New Year and Beyond

February 15, 2021

Magnifying Glass

The previous year proved to be highly challenging due to the worldwide pandemic. The nation experienced a lockdown, illnesses abounded, job loss was a common occurrence, and many people lost their lives. Now that we are in a new year, the situation is looking a little more promising. Several vaccines are on the market, we […]

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Locating a Long-Lost Safe Deposit Box or Bank Account

January 20, 2021

Safe Deposit Box

If you are reading this, you may believe that you have either a bank account or a safe deposit box at a financial institution, but you simply may not remember where. Perhaps you are a caretaker and the relative or friend that you care for has made an indication that they have an account or […]

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Stimulus Checks and Fraud

January 4, 2021

As Americans anticipate a second stimulus check, institutions have time to prepare for the inevitable.  With this comes an influx of potential fraud scams targeting consumers and institutions. The top eight warning signs to share with customers are: 1. If you’re told by text there’s a second check; 2. Asked to verify or provide financial […]

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