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Don’t Be Frozen Out — Know How and When to Thaw Your Credit

Mar 20, 2018 | 4 minute read


When the Equifax data breach was revealed a few years ago, you may have followed the advice of experts and frozen your credit. A freeze is the best way to keep your personal data from being used...


Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation

Mar 16, 2018 | 3 minute read

Elder abuse is the intentional or neglectful act by a trusted individual or caregiver that can lead to the harm of a vulnerable elder.1 Financial exploitation of elders occurs when a trusted...


How to Shop Safely Online

Mar 6, 2018 | 3 minute read

Shopping online has become easier than ever right from your computer or smartphone, but so has the increasing possibility of your private information ending up in the wrong hands. Protect your...


Defending Yourself Against Identity Theft

Feb 28, 2018 | 3 minute read

As technology advances, thieves are adapting to keep up. Review some common cybersecurity threats thieves may use to steal your account information or your identity.


Equifax Credit Lock: Should You Use the Free Service?

Feb 9, 2018 | 5 minute read

Equifax has made good on its promise of free, lifelong credit locks following last year’s massive data breach. The reception to its new “Lock & Alert” feature — which lets users simply click or...


UPDATE: Equifax Extends Free Credit Freezes

Feb 5, 2018 | 2 minute read

Announced January 29th: Equifax is extending free credit freezes through June 30th.


7 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft this Holiday Season

Dec 8, 2017 | 2 minute read

While we may not want to think about identity theft, unfortunately, criminals are on the prowl during the holiday season. It’s important to stay alert and prevent identity theft in any way...


4 Ways You Can Protect Your Credit Score Over the Holidays

Nov 14, 2017 | 3 minute read

Holidays can bring joy and happy memories, but they also can mean problems ahead for your credit score if you find yourself:


4 Tips for Safer Online Banking

Oct 30, 2017 | 3 minute read

Online banking is a convenient and secure way to manage your accounts when handled responsibly. Over 69 million Americans use online banking and cyberattacks are becoming more common in today’s...


Protecting Your Personal Information Online

Sep 14, 2017 | 3 minute read

UPDATE: Scammers are taking advantage of the Equifax breach by calling consumers and acting as Equifax to "verify account information." This is a scam. Do not give any personal information. If...