Consumers are targeted each day but scammers seem to increase their efforts during the holiday season. In an effort to protect consumers, the U.S. Immigration and Customer Enforcement (ICE) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shares ways to avoid holiday scams. [More]
When you think of social media, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably something along the lines of 100 supposedly different photos of your friend’s newborn baby (just don’t tell your friend that every photo looks the same), or the daily exercise routine of your health-nut coworker, or maybe a YouTube video of the unlikely friendship between a kitten and a bird – you know the one I’m talking about.
I bet one thing that doesn’t come to your mind when you... [More]
When you’re at an ATM, you may feel somewhat vulnerable. It’s important to acknowledge your vulnerable state and take steps to minimize your exposure. Here are some tips to help you stay safe at an ATM.
Be aware of your surroundings.
It’s best to use an ATM in a well-lit area that is visible to others. Avoid ATMs that are not facing the road or have blind spots (i.e. on the corner of a building). In addition to the location of the ATM, it’s also important to be wary of an... [More]