STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

My Money Monday, May 14 - Tips to Protecting Your Identity

How can you protect yourself from phishing scams?

Posted: Jun. 20, 2018 2:03 PM

Link: https://www.firstalliancecu.com/blog/six-tips-to-protecting-your-identity

Q: It seems like we hear a lot about Identity Theft these days. How can our viewers protect themselves?

A: Identity theft can happen for a variety of reasons like stolen mail, data breaches and scams. To protect yourself, it’s important to keep your personal documents safe. For example, do not carry your Social Security Card in your wallet. Use strong passwords for your online banking and other online accounts.

Q: What are some other things that consumers can do?

A: Check your monthly banking statements regularly. Check your accounts online, just to make sure that everything looks as it should. If it doesn’t make sure you contact your financial institution immediately.

Q: How can you protect yourself from phishing scams?

A: Be wary of emails from financial institutions or credit card companies asking you for your personal information. Remember, they already have that information. The same goes for people who call you. Companies that you do business with will already have that information. If you are unsure of an email or a phone call, contact the company to double check. Always err on the side of caution.

Article Comments

Mason City
Broken Clouds
62° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 62°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 61°
Austin
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 66°
Charles City
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 63°
Rochester
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 56°
Tracking a mostly pleasant Memorial Day weekend.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Forest City House Buyout Program

Image

Tracking a Beautiful Memorial Day Weekend

Image

Busy Memorial Day weekend in downtown Rochester

Image

A sport for everyone

Image

Newman baseball defeats Clear Lake

Image

Joe Colon's trademark

Image

Artificial intelligence at Mayo

Image

Gas leak closes down road

Image

Women in the military are celebrating one another

Image

Highlights: Newman Catholic baseball defeats Clear Lake

Community Events