Financial Education

Avoiding ATM Skimming

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ATM fraud is becoming more prevalent with the invention of smaller computing devices.  One of the methods that criminals use to access your account is ATM skimming.  Skimming occurs when a device is place into the ATM machine and interferes with typical ATM transactions.  This device may be a substitute card reader inserted into the…

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Phishing: What is it?

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“Phishing” is a high-tech internet scam using e-mails (spam) or pop-up messages trying to trick you into giving out your financial and personal information.  The “phisher” pretends to be a legitimate financial institution or credit card company.  The e-mail usually says that you need to “update” or “validate” your account information.  The message usually directs…

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