Fraud and Security

Cybersecurity: Protecting Yourself and Your Family

Staying safe online is now a big part of our everyday lives. It’s crucial to review your family’s digital habits and make smart decisions to help protect personal information from fraudsters and identity thieves. Start with these simple ways to boost your online security:

11 Tips to Keep Your Data Private

In a technology-centered world, keeping your information and finances safe can seem like an impossible task. To better protect you, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to control who sees your data.

Tax Time Scams to Look Out For

Tax time can be stressful enough without having to worry about scams. Unfortunately, tax season scams have been on the rise in recent years, particularly via phone and email.

Don’t be a Victim of Unemployment Benefits Fraud

Illinois identified more than 120,000 counts of unemployment insurance fraud in August. This number will likely increase as more people file for unemployment due to the pandemic’s impact on businesses.

Staying Safe While Shopping Online

More and more holiday shopping is done online each year. Now, due to the pandemic, that number is expected to rise even more, making it easier for scammers to take advantage. Follow these tips to keep your money and personal information safe.

Kids and Computer Safety

The security of your computer can affect the safety of your online experience — and your kids’. Talk to your kids about what they can do to help protect your computer and your family’s personal information.

Smart Device Safety

Your device may be smart, but may not always be secure; many devices are vulnerable and malicious cyber criminals can take advantage.

Online Passwords: Changing with the Times

If you’ve spent any time around computers and the internet, you’re familiar with passwords. For many years, the best practice was to go for complex passwords with a mix of character types. However, new kinds of hacking require a different approach to security.