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]

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]

Operation: Unclutter 2011 - and keep your identity while you are at it.

by Erica Starr 18. April 2011
With today being April 18th, a.k.a 2011's tax deadline, we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd ) by teaming up with the folks at Shred-It to help our community “shred” those unwanted, clutter-enabling, not essential to your existence documents that you may have acquired over the years. Tax returns from last decade, useless; old credit card offers, it’s probably time for them to go; expired passports, bank cards, passports, visas, and identificati... [More]


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