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Equifax Security Breach Information

Concerned about the Equifax security cbreach? Click here to learn more about the breach and how to protect yourself.

Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Harvey, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source.

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How To Spot Malicious Mobile Apps

If an app’s permissions are not congruous with the functions it claims to provide, you should be suspicious. For example, does an app really need access to your phone calls, SMS messages, or billing to serve its purpose?

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FDIC Consumer News – Summer 2017

Learn more about 10 scams targeting bank customers, get tips for negotiating mortgage rates and read the FDIC’s responses to common questions about deposit insurance.

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FTC Announces Resource For Small Business Owners

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement about its new website devoted to protecting small businesses.

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Business Email Compromise: FBI Announcement

Learn more about the latest techniques used by scammers and how to protect yourself.
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Security Awareness Training Is Essential For Small Businesses

A worker in your office, Sally, is checking her personal email at work and opens one that promises she will lose 10 pounds within the next week. She clicks the link inside of the email and without her realizing it, this action installs a virus on to her computer.

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Increase Your Fraud Protection with smsGuardian™

Did you know that identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in the United States? That’s why Parkside Financial Bank & Trust is proud to offer you an additional layer of fraud protection free of charge through smsGuardian.

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IRS Warns of a New Tax Bill Scam

We certainly understand if the latest IRS imposter scam makes you queasy: it involves a fake IRS tax notice that claims you owe money as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Continued…

There’s an app for that (but it might be fake)

As more and more consumers are shopping with mobile apps, fraudsters are following the money. There are fake phone apps popping up that impersonate well-known retailers in order to steal your personal information. Continued…