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Fraud and Security

Staying Safe While Shopping Online

With the convenience of online shopping comes the risk of having your information stolen by scammers looking to take advantage of you. Follow these helpful tips to keep your finances and personal information safe this holiday season.

Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

Every day, people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts, and calls from scammers who impersonate others, such as bank employees.

Stay Safe While Traveling This Summer

Summer is finally here! We want you to stay safe and have a good time when you travel. Here are some safety tips to take into consideration as you plan your big trip:

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.

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.