Dan Colt

When preparing to travel, it’s critical that you take steps to keep your money and your information safe from fraud. Bring items that can help you safely pay for necessities, like a credit card, debit card and small amount of cash, along with phone numbers you might need if you lose your essentials. Leave items at home that might give away important information, like your checkbook, social security card or birth certificate. Take extra precautions with your laptop or mobile devices, avoid public Wi-Fi and computers and make sure you tell your bank that you’re traveling. When you get home, check statements and your credit report and look out for suspicious activity. Contact Mission Fed to get more security tips.
Do you know how to identify a common money scam? We can help you identify the scam and protect your accounts and personal information from thieves. Learn what to look for now.

When it comes to safety and security with Online Banking, are you safe? That depends on your habits when you access your financial information. Be cautious about how and when you access your secure information and whom you choose to share it with. At Mission Fed, your success is our bottom line, so we incorporate secure technology and best practices to make sure your information and your money are as safe as possible. When you use caution while accessing secure sites and bank with institutions like Mission Fed that invest in secure technology, your accounts and information are much safer.

Phishing scams are all too familiar these days, and it can be easy to fall for these tricky emails. Knowing what to look out for and how to protect yourself can save you from giving personal or financial information to cyber criminals. Mission Fed developed some phishing test tools to help you identify a phishing email before it’s too late. Know when to be suspicious and when to contact an organization directly to find out if they really sent the message.

Mission Fed is committed to keeping your personal information and your money secure. We use up-to-date security technologies to reduce financial fraud and deter identity theft. Our IT Department works continuously to make sure our banking technology and our institution are safe and reliable for your peace of mind.
It’s officially December, and while you’re thinking of your loved ones, planning family celebrations and attending local seasonal events, it’s easy to forget about your account safety, or at least not keep it top of mind. With the biggest cybercriminal hacking holidays of the year upon us, it’s time for a reminder of red flags to pay attention to when shopping.

Identity thieves impersonate their victims by using personal information such as Social Security Numbers and account numbers to either open new accounts in their victims’ names or to gain access to existing accounts and steal money. Read more to find out how you can protect your financial identity—and what security measures to take advantage of!

What will you need to carry with you to buy things, identify yourself, show proof of insurance and get great deals from loyalty clubs? One thing is for certain, your wallet is going to look a lot thinner or possibly not exist at all! Your future wallet will most likely become more digital and less physical, allowing you to pay for everyday items using your smart device both online and in stores.

Your spending habits, including what areas you shop in and what retailers you frequent, create your financial identity. While being aware of your spending patterns is one way that you can protect your financial identity, but here are a few additional tips.

Think about what you do to prepare yourself for safely surfing the Internet. The Internet, as expansive as it is, allows users to have access to products and services, entertainment and information, but it also creates opportunities for hackers and identity thieves. In order to prepare you for the world of the Internet, here are some tips to improve your computer security.


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