Traveling in style means traveling secure. These cybersecurity tips from Homeland Security can help keep your information safe while you’re on the go this summer. 9 Cybersecurity Tips for Traveling Before You Hit the Road… Update Your Phone Software In addition to being our lifeline to friends, family, and most of the world,… Read more »
With summer soon arriving, many of us are gearing up for trips and vacations. Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help ensure you have a scam-free vacation. Research A good place to start is asking friends and family for recommendations on travel agencies, vacation rentals, hotels, and packages. Next, Google the… Read more »
As consumers learn more about avoiding scams, criminals learn more about creating them. Last year in the U.S. over 50,500 scams were reported to the Better Business Bureau, and at the time of this article, over 9,600 scams have already been reported in 2019. Fraud can come in many different forms and affect people of… Read more »
Card skimmers are small electronic devices that criminals put in gas pumps to steal people’s card information when they pay for gas at the pump. The Texas Department of Agriculture recently released a video about avoiding card skimmers, and one of the most interesting tips was to use your smartphone to check for Bluetooth signals… Read more »
Card fraud continues to increase year-over-year. In fact, card breaches are now the top source of fraud in the financial industry with 48% of consumers having experienced card fraud at some point. As card fraud increases, criminals continue to develop new methods for targeting cardholders. Here are 5 steps you can take to reduce your… Read more »
Powell Valley National Bank has compiled these 7 tips to help consumers protect their money and information this holiday season.
Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In 2017, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud in the U.S., according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Powell Valley National Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe. Don’t share… Read more »