Tag Archives: Credit card

What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft happens. It’s an unfortunate fact of modern life. But there are certain steps you can take to help keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Every day, you do things to protect what’s most important … Continue reading

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Avoid ATM Scams

Your Rights Lost or Stolen ATM/Debit Card: If your ATM or debit card is lost or stolen, you may not be held liable for more than $50 for the misuse of your card, as long as you notify the bank … Continue reading

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Banking Malware Finds New Weakness

Ice IX Steals Phone Numbers to Compromise Accounts A new Zeus variant has the attention of security experts – not because of its sophistication, but because of its automation. Named Ice IX, this new malware targets online banking users’ login … Continue reading

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Stop Unsolicited offers for Credit Cards and Insurance in 2012

OptOutPreScreen.com is the official Consumer Credit Bureau website to Opt-Out or Opt-In from offers of credit and insurance. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provides consumers the right to stop receiving future prescreened offers. Companies that solicit new credit card … Continue reading

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The Physical Security of Information Your Business Stores

Do not forget the old fashion way of stealing personally identifying information of your customers and employees – the paper records. Keep paper documents containing non-public identifying information in a locked cabinet and/or locked room. Limit access to employees with … Continue reading

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Only Keep the Private Information Your Business Needs

A Business/Organization/Institution is responsible for the Private Information they collect. Only collect sensitive personal identifying information that has a legitimate business need. Then only keep it for as long as you need it. Social Security Numbers should only be used … Continue reading

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Do you know what private information your company has?

The first step in securing your customer’s and employee’s private information is knowing what you collect and who has access to it. You need to list all the data you collect – account numbers, credit card numbers, email addresses, bank … Continue reading

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