Keep up with the dirty work: Protect your business from fraud

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Nothing gets past you. You’re familiar with fraud schemes, and you’ve taken the necessary precautions to protect yourself. But, scammers get more and more clever. It’s important to stay on top of the most recent scams so you’re aware of how your company could be targeted. Understanding these threats can save you, your employees and

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Protect yourself from identity theft when traveling

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

Do I need to let my bank and credit card company know before I leave for vacation? What else should I do to protect my identity when I’m traveling? It’s a good idea to notify your bank and credit card issuer before you travel. Many financial institutions have increased efforts to protect against fraud, and

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Top 5 Ways to secure your personal information

Arlington Capital Management, Investment Adviser Representative, Justin J. Kumar, and Senior Portfolio Manager •
Kiplinger

Data breaches leaked more than 4 billion records in 2016, according to the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index. While people are getting better at recognizing scams and information hacking, taking preventive measures can help avoid unfortunate problems in the future. Oftentimes you can’t control how third parties use your information, so it’s up to you

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The ATM is riskier than you may realize

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And, it’s not because the person who used it before you left germs. (Although, it doesn’t hurt to have some hand sanitizer handy.) Did you know taking money out at the ATM could put your finances at risk? ATM debit card skimming is a real threat, and being informed about the risk could save you

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Protect your business from cyber crime

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These days, cyber crime is a very real and dangerous threat, both personally and professionally. As technology increases, so does the opportunity for cyber crime, as more and more sensitive data is passed around. But, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your business. There’s one main thing to remember about cyber

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