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Equifax Data Breach FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions I’ve been hearing about the Equifax breach in the news. What happened? Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, experienced a massive data breach. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people. Was my information stolen? If you have

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10 Tips for Secure Online Shopping

Protect your identity and your bank account with these valuable tips for shopping online.  Since the year 2000, the number of online shoppers in the U.S. has climbed from 22% to a massive 79% in 2016 (TechCrunch 2016). Major online retailers like Amazon can offer customers competitive pricing along with the convenience of shopping from multiple devices (home and mobile) and quick delivery. However, as more people share banking and credit

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10 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security

Get peace of mind knowing your home is safer with these burglary prevention tips.  As a homeowner, one of your main priorities is to ensure the safety of your family, and to protect your home and property from theft and vandalism. The key to preventing break ins and vandalism is to make your home a challenging target, meaning the likelihood of being caught is high. Burglars prefer to target homes when

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How to Get the Best Deal on a New Car

Learn the best approach to not paying too much at the car dealership. Buying a new car can be an exciting and stressful experience. On the one hand, you are investing in a new vehicle to better suit your needs, and on the other, you may anxious about paying too much at the car dealership. Like any business, automotive dealers are looking to make the most profit on any deal. However,

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