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How to Spot a Credit Card Skimmer

By crime, identity, Identity Theft, safety tips

Skimmers are small devices that scammers attach to a legitimate credit or debit card reader. The skimmer steals your personal information through your credit card’s magnetic strip or a fake keypad that records the keystrokes of your PIN. Some skimmers are so small and discreet that you might not even spot anything amiss. Skimming occurs most frequently at locations like…

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10 Ways to Protect Your Identity Online

By identity, Uncategorized

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month. There are many ways to protect your identity online, but the following are the 10 most important to keep in mind: Beware of attachments and hyperlinks. Hover over the links to see if they are directed to a valid address. If the email contains unusual wording or hyperlinks, don’t open the attachment. Be cautious of public wi-fi….

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