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5 Identity Theft Jackpots

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • September 29th, 2017

(and How You Can Safeguard Against Them) Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not to mention the time and hassle involved…

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Beware of post-Equifax data breach scams

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • September 15th, 2017

With nearly 143 million Americans affected by last week’s Equifax cybersecurity breach, people are feeling more vulnerable than ever—and scammers are taking advantage. Forbes and the Federal Trade Commission warn consumers to beware of attacks like phishing and phone scams following Equifax’s…

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Equifax cybersecurity breach: What to do next

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • September 8th, 2017

This week, credit reporting agency Equifax announced a giant cybersecurity breach that may have compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans—almost half the country. According to the Equifax website the company will offer free identity theft…

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Track your credit for a brighter financial future

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 28th, 2017

Dupaco Community Credit Union’s Bright Track just got even brighter. Now, in addition to your credit score and credit-building tips, you can access your full credit report—a free benefit of Dupaco membership. Regularly monitoring your credit report is another way you can…

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The ins and outs of tech support scams

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 4th, 2017

WARNING: The unsolicited phone call or pop-up message warning you of problems with your computer was likely a scam. The tech support scam is yet another way fraudsters are trying to gain access to your computer, money—or both. “Unfortunately, there…

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Ransomware: What you need to know

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 21st, 2017

When it comes to computer attacks, there’s a not-so-new villain in the cyber world. Ransomware is the fastest growing malware, which is malicious software intended to damage or disable computers. Ransomware is affecting technology companies, banking institutions, government organizations and…

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Your Social Privacy

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 18th, 2017

With more than 1.23 billion daily active Facebook users, social networking has created a solid following. But are we divulging too much and opening the door to fraud while using these popular sites? “People are more focused on those selfies or posting…

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Avoid fraud during life transitions

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 4th, 2017

Change is a part of life. And during some of life’s bigger transitions—graduations, moves, new jobs—it’s easy to let down our guard on fraud prevention. “High school grads are entering a very exciting time in their life, and likely this…

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Protect yourself against fraud: Don’t say Yes

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • February 1st, 2017

In light of recent news articles about a phone scam in which an unknown caller asks a question that prompts an answer of “yes”, Dupaco wants to remind our members, and even non-members, to be cautious about answering phone numbers…

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Practice safe shopping on Cyber Monday

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • November 25th, 2015

Updated Nov. 27, 2019 Technology has made holiday shopping easier, but it’s also opened the door to criminals. An estimated 68.7 million shoppers said they would or might shop on Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation’s Preliminary Thanksgiving…

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EMV cards offer better fraud protection

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • June 22nd, 2015

Credit cards with a magnetic stripe are about to become yesterday's news. U.S. financial institutions, including Dupaco, are now actively issuing EMV "smart" credit cards to help combat card fraud. Dupaco began issuing EMV credit cards in late 2014, among…

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