The Equifax Data Breach: What to do

From the Federal Trade Commission site 9/8/2017 by Seena Gressin:

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Read more..

 

 

Ransomware Worries? Keep Up-To-Date

You’ve probably heard about the ransomware attack affecting organizations’ computer systems around the world. It seems to affect server software on organizations’ networked computers. But ransomware can attack anybody’s computer, so now is a good time to update your own operating system and other software. And then keep them up-to-date.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016

Urban Partnership Bank continues to work to protect your financial information. Every year, millions of consumers become victims of identity theft.  According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 17.6 million U.S. residents experienced the misuse of their personal information in 2014, up from 16.6 million victims in 2012. In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the American Bankers Association is offering eight tips to help consumers protect their personal information from identity thieves. Read more for 8 Tips to Protect Your Identity.

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Understanding Deposit Insurance

Urban Partnership Bank wants to ensure that all of our customers are aware and understand the terms of FDIC "insured" deposits. The FDIC released an updated version of their Guide to Deposit Insurance. Please click here to be linked to the resources available directly from the FDIC. 

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Consumer Cyber-Security 2016

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has been publishing FDIC Consumer News quarterly since 1993 to help people protect their money, including tips in practically every issue about how to avoid financial fraud and theft.  A lot has changed over the years, especially consumers’ increased reliance on computers and the Internet — the “cyber” world — for everything from shopping and communicating to banking and bill paying.

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National Consumer Protection Week - March 6-12

Urban Partnership Bank continues to work to protect your financial information. Every day, we make important decisions about finances, health, privacy, technology and more.

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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Jan 25-29

The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 25-29 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015

Urban Partnership Bank continues to work to protect your financial information. Reporting security incidents related to your data, email and bank accounts is an important action to keeping your data safe. Please review the security tips on our website. Remember to change your passwords frequently and not to share your password or pin numbers and use different passwords for your banking account than you use for other internet accounts.

The internet is a shared resource and securing it is Our Shared Responsibility. To learn more about safe cyber practices visit www.DHS.gov/StopThinkConnect or click here for a schedule of events.

12 Ways To Protect Your Mobile Device

Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals Urban Partnership Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe. For more information, click here.

 

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