The situation is becoming all too common: you receive a call while out shopping or perhaps during dinner. You don’t recognize the number, but the person on the line identifies themselves as an employee of your financial institution. They speak urgently—there’s a problem with your account.
Equifax reported that that a cybersecurity breach has compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans - approximately 44% of the total U.S. population.
Information that could possibly be affected includes:
We’re seeing a rise in a new scam targeting teens and young adults in our area. This extremely damaging scam mainly works when a fraudster takes advantage of a victim’s naivety and commits fraud in the victim’s name.
TwinStar Credit Union members can now change their online and mobile device login credentials to include a Login ID instead of account number. It is a security best practice to have a Login ID as opposed to account number in order to protect your online identity.
We have heard reports of a new email phishing scam targeting Apple customers. The email claims that your account is suspended or under review, and asks you to verify your information via a website designed to look like an Apple site.
Identity theft is a fast-growing crime, and it's important to know how to protect yourself. Follow these simple tips to avoid exposure to identity theft.