Spread the Word about Fraud Scams with the FTC’s “Pass It On” Campaign

by Stacy Tharp 11. December 2014
At 1st Mariner, keeping our customers educated about identity theft and other fraud scams is always a top priority. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s educational campaign, Pass It On, takes things a step further. The campaign was created to encourage consumers to not only educate themselves about consumer protection issues, but to pass on the information to others. The campaign is targeted to the older generation since this age group is a common target demographic, and the consequences ... [More]

It's Fraud Season: Protect Yourself

by Stacy Tharp 25. July 2014
Who doesn't love summertime at its prime? Long bright days, cheerful singing birds, crab feasts with family and friends, and of course a spike in crime. Summer is an especially big season for debit card fraud. Our security team works hard to prevent you from becoming a victim of debit card fraud so that even if your wallet is lost or stolen, no one else is able to make purchases on your card. It’s equally important that you take action to help protect yourself. Here is a list of things you... [More]

How Identity Theives Steal Your Information

by Stacy Tharp 12. March 2014
There has been a lot of discussion recently around criminals getting ahold of private information via large-scale corporate data breaches. However, it still remains much easier for identity thieves to steal personal information through social engineering methods. Also known as “people hacking,” social engineering refers to tactics used to manipulate people into giving up their information, often by exploiting their natural tendency to be trustworthy and helpful. It's unfortunate, but... [More]


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