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Ways the Holidays Increase Your Risk of Identity Theft

The holidays can be a joyous time of the year, but it's also the time of year that many fraudsters love because their targets become easier prey.  As you're scratching things off your holiday to-do list, identity thieves are looking at ways to steal your data. You can help keep your identity safe this holiday season and beyond by following…

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What Do I Do If I See an Unknown Transaction on My Account?

It is essential to get in the habit of regularly checking all your debit and credit card accounts for signs of unauthorized transactions. If you see a charge that you believe you did not make, it may mean that someone has gained access to your account information and is making fraudulent purchases. Although identity theft and fraud are rising, it…

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Protecting Your Identity from All Parts of the Internet

Most people don’t realize that the internet is made up of three layers, commonly referred to as the Surface Web, the Deep Web and the Dark Web. These layers are defined by who is using the Internet and how these individuals gain and share access with others. It’s important to understand all parts of the internet to help you know how to…

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Keeping Your Accounts Safe and Protected from Hackers

With everything going on in the world, ID theft is one headache that you don't need. Although it's not fun to think about, there are safety precautions that all members should take to keep their AHFCU and other accounts safe. Do: Enable two-factor or multi-factor authentication on devices and accounts to safeguard them from being compromised. Sign up for eStatements…

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Ways to Stay Protected from COVID-19 Scams

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in new types of scams that can cause havoc and financial harm to members.  Buried among social posts and news headlines that talk about stay-at-home orders and share data of the virus outbreak, are also those that warn of the growing dangers of criminal activity from the COVID-19 outbreak: The FBI Issues A Powerful $3.5…

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Healthcare Workers are Being Targeted for Identity Theft

Every two seconds, there is a new identity theft victim. That’s 8x more than the occurrence of a car accident. Identity theft is often the result of a data breach. In just the first few weeks of 2020, there were multiple breaches announced, including one from Microsoft, which exposed 250 million customer records. Along with this, comes even more alarming…

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The Best Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans have had their data compromised from a data breach and one-third (1/3) of breach victims go on to experience identity theft, which takes an average of three months to discover. Despite many consumers’ attempts to safeguard their information, data breaches are getting bigger, hackers are getting savvier, and the amount of compromised data that can…

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The Best Types of Passwords to Protect Your Identity

Every two seconds, there is a new identity theft victim. That’s 8x more than the occurrence of a car accident. The stats, trends and recent breaches are a reminder of the times we’re living in and the dangers that we all face. Education is the best defense against identity fraud! Below are several quick tips from the Department of Homeland…

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