Keep your money and data safe
Each year, people and business from around the world come together to raise awareness for International Fraud Week – November 12-18, 2017. This is an opportunity for friends, family, co-workers and business leaders to remember to remain vigilant and share resources to help protect personal and business finances and data.
Organizations worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to a survey of Certified Fraud Examiners who investigated cases between January 2014 and fall of 2015.
Fraud is a growing issue around the world.
As technology continues to evolve, so will fraud trends. Here are some helpful tips to keep you safe from compromise:
- Keep your passwords unique and update them regularly; never share your password
- Don't carry credit/debit cards with you that you do not regularly use.
- Be careful of information that may be available on social media sites. Compromise often happens through these channels.
- Check your credit for free at www.annualcreditreport.com and report anything suspicious immediately.
- Take advantage of shred events to discard of sensitive information.
- Do not provide personal information by phone or email. It is okay to kindly tell the caller that you would like to call them back; then call from the number listed in the phone book.
- NEVER send money to get money
- If it is too good to be true, it probably is!
For more information on International Fraud Week, visit fraudweek.com.