By: Carol Kando-Pineda, Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education
You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way.
A new website domain extension ".bank" was created to strengthen cyber security for financial institutions industry-wide.
State Bank of Cross Plains will be taking advantage of this improved security by changing our website domain name to SBCP.bank. The tentative date for the name change is scheduled for July 24, 2018, pending any unexpected technical issues.
Beginning in September 2018, a new law takes effect that will benefit all consumers and credit protection. This month’s article from www.consumer.ftc.gov explains the changes coming our way.
Looking for stronger ways to protect your credit? Thanks to a new federal law, soon you can get free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts. Here’s what to look forward to when the law takes effect on September 21st:
Most of us have heard about Phishing – an attempt to gain your personal information in an attempt to steal your money and/or identity. The article this month comes from www.consumer.ftc.gov. and reminds us of steps to take to keep our information safe and secure.
2018 has presented a new twist on the IRS Tax Scam. The article for this month was taken from the website www.irs.gov. It is a reminder to always think before acting when it comes to either giving out your personal information or making payments to individuals.
Heading abroad for a travel and adventure? In addition to your sunscreen and travel guides, you may want some tips on credit and debit card usage. You can save time, headaches and money with these tips for when you are using your cards internationally.