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!
So far, we’ve extensively covered how to recognize, prevent and deal with identity theft. However, there’s one less common, more troubling aspect of the topic to cover: identity theft of children. Continue reading Identity Theft Of Children – What You Need To Know
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?
It’s one of life’s scarier facts: No one is 100 percent protected from the risk of identity theft. Luckily in the realm of ID theft prevention there are a number of habits you can practice that help limit your vulnerability. Continue reading ID Theft Prevention: 13 Smart Habits
“Why should I get a credit report review?” is a simple question with a number of answers. Continue reading Credit Report Review: Is it worth my time?
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
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?