Protect Yourself From Fraud In 2018

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What can you do to protect yourself from identity theft? Unfortunately, we live in a time when identity theft and fraud are running rampant. Almost every month we hear of major security breaches, with companies like Yahoo, Uber, Equifax, and Dropbox all compromised. When these types of breaches occur, millions of usernames and passwords are hacked, often resulting in identity theft and fraud.

So what can you do to protect yourself in 2018? What steps can you take to ensure that you don’t get hacked? Continue reading Protect Yourself From Fraud In 2018

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10 Essential Security Measures To Keep Your Online Banking Safe In 2017

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Online banking is amazing, isn’t it? Just 15 years ago, we had to physically enter a bank to do any sorts of transactions. Now we carry around a digital teller in our pocket, able to make deposits, transfers, and even external ACH transactions with the click of a button.

Online banking security is a top priority.
Online banking security is a top priority.

But with great power comes great responsibility, right? Yes, it’s easier than ever for us to access our banking information, but it’s also easier than ever for hackers to gain access to that information. Continue reading 10 Essential Security Measures To Keep Your Online Banking Safe In 2017

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The Paper Shredding Party Continues This Summer!

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Shred confidential papers with DCCU
Summer Shred Events

Remember that organizing phase we went through last summer? We had our post-it notes, markers, boxes, and piles of papers. After a little time and lots of elbow grease, we streamlined our files and purged everything we didn’t need. All that paper shredding and it keeps coming back! So, it’s time to revisit our work and perform a little annual upkeep. Continue reading The Paper Shredding Party Continues This Summer!

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Identity Theft: What Does A Wisconsin Credit Union Victim Do?

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After identity theft minimize damage
Recover from Identity Theft

Sometimes, even when you follow all of the precautionary steps, identity theft happens. That may sound scary, but unfortunately it’s true. As previously mentioned, last year identity theft cost Americans roughly $1.7 billion, leading the Federal Trade Commission to receive the most identity theft complaints in its history.

The good news is that since identity theft is such a regular occurrence, Wisconsin credit unions are very familiar with the steps you should immediately take if you become a victim — or even if you simply suspect it. Continue reading Identity Theft: What Does A Wisconsin Credit Union Victim Do?

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Financial Fraud Prevention: Don’t Get Scammed by a Skimmer

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Financial Fraud tips from Dane County Credit Union
Beware of Skimming Scams

How often do you go to the ATM to withdraw cash? If you’re like me, and don’t like to carry much paper money on your person, probably a handful of times a month. While withdrawing from an ATM is generally a mindless activity, this summer saw a rise in skimming devices found on ATMs in the Madison area. In fact, just this past May, a skimming device was removed from an Associated Bank ATM on Monroe Street. Continue reading Financial Fraud Prevention: Don’t Get Scammed by a Skimmer

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Identity Theft Prevention: Sort, Store or Shred Important Papers?

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Identity theft protection shred events at Dane County Credit Union
Shred your papers for greater identity theft protection.

Confession: I love bringing order to chaos. From the garage to the kitchen cabinets to the bedroom closet, I love pulling everything out to be sorted and organized.Throw in some post-it notes, markers and empty boxes into the room and you won’t see me until dinner. The ultimate rewards are reducing clutter to the essentials, preventing identity theft, and making it much easier to find things when you need them on the first try. Continue reading Identity Theft Prevention: Sort, Store or Shred Important Papers?

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