Is Your Data Safer One Year After the Equifax Breach?

On September 7, 2017 Equifax announced that the data of 143 million U.S. consumers that it had collected had been beached. The number impacted was later updated to 148 million. The theft included social security numbers, birth dates, credit card numbers, driver's license numbers, tax IDs, and other information. The theft raised the threat of identity theft for those affected. The stolen information can be used for existing account fraud, new account fraud, tax refund fraud, social security benefits fraud, health care/medical fraud, phishing scams and other fraudulent activities.

Read on...

Giving to Disaster Relief? Read These Tips First

Natural disasters have been in the news recently. Wildfires in California and Montana. Flooding in the Northeast. Tornados in the Midwest. Hurricane season has been quiet so far but the peak time is still to come. When natural disasters occur, appeals for help follow. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of charities ranging from small to large, local to multi-national.

Read on...

Reduce Your Risk of Being a Victim of Auto Theft

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motor vehicle is stolen approximately every 41 seconds. That adds up to over 750,000 motor vehicles a year. Whether you own a car, pickup truck, SUV, or motorcycle, your vehicle could be at risk. These tips can help you reduce the risk of your vehicle being stolen.

Read on...

What You Should Know About Cell-Phone Account Fraud

Cell-phone account fraud is a rapidly growing threat to your privacy and financial well-being.

Criminals open up a phony cell-phone account in your name or transfer your phone number to a fake account. They then use it to access your bank account, sign up for credit cards or sell the phone number for other criminals to use.

Read on...

Why Am I Receiving All of These Privacy Policy Update Notices?

Over the last several weeks you have probably been receiving notifications about privacy policy updates by email and pop-up messages from websites and apps. Why are you receiving these? As of May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has gone into effect in the European Union (EU).

Read on...

Gas Prices Hurting Your Wallet? These Tips Can Help

Have you noticed higher gas prices at the pump recently? Gas prices are rising and they are expected to continue their upward trend for a while. The following tips can help you save money and gas whether you are running around town or going on a road trip.

Read on...

Powered by FoolProof

E-Alert

Follow Directions Credit Union