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Use these articles below to learn common scams, what to look for, how to stay aware and more! 



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    Cryptocurrency Scams

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    Cryptocurrency has become one of the hottest investments on the market. Unfortunately, it's also a popular target for scammers. Here’s what you need to know about cryptocurrency scams and how to protect yourself.

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    Home Improvement Scams

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    Scammers are constantly finding new ways to trick people out of their money, and home improvement projects are a frequent target.

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    Check Washing

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    Despite the increasing digitization of money management, there is still a place in the economy for paper checks – and along with them, check-washing scams. Learn how check washing and how to protect yourself.

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    Multifactor Authentication

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    In our digital world, passwords are as much a part of our lives as Netflix and Amazon. As a means of securing your information, MFA provides an extra layer of protection for your accounts and sensitive data.

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    Free Vacation Scam

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    Congrats – you’ve won an all-expense paid vacation to the Bahamas! It’s a dream come true! Or is it? Unfortunately, if you receive a notification that you’ve landed a free luxury vacation, you’ve likely been targeted by a scam.

  • 5 Steps to Take After a Data Breach

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    Data breaches are almost as frequent as celebrity breakups. According to Risk Based Security’s Mid-Year Data Breach Report, there were 1,767 publicly reported breaches in the first half of 2021, exposing 18.8 billion records.

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