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Hurricane Preparedness Tips

As we enter hurricane season and with Florence on our minds, it’s important to review information to keep safe. Here are some terms, tips and helpful sites to help you stay safe and take proactive steps.

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Beware of Free Gift Card Phishing Scams

People can’t resist the lure of free stuff. Cyber criminals know this and are always looking for ways to make a quick buck. Put these two together and you have the perfect scenario for a “free-stuff scam.” The only problem is, the victim comes up empty.

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What’s a Certificate and How to Use It

Certificates help you grow your money faster. They are a type of insured savings account that earns money on a fixed amount for a period of time ending on the maturity date. At Family Trust, terms may run from a month to five years.

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Teacher Planners and Grants Are Here!

The new school year is quickly approaching. If you’re a York County teacher, don’t start your year without a Family Trust school planner and a Teacher Grant application!

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Mobile Phishing on the Rise

With users being three times more likely to click on a suspicious link on their mobile device, along with over half of mobile users tapping on a phishing URL, mobile phishing (or smishing) is a bigger problem than you think.

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How to Protect Yourself from Scams

To avoid identity theft and account hacking, be wary of the information you share — and not just online. You must also be careful about what you share over the telephone. Here are several examples of online and phone scams with reminders of what you shouldn’t share online.

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Card Skimmer Safety at The Pump

Watch out at gas stations and ATMs for a major threat to your debit or credit card. Skimmers are a device that attaches to the card scanner and records data as you insert your credit or debit card and enter your PIN. Here’s how you can detect and avoid having your credit or debit card skimmed at the ATM or gas pump.

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FREE Home-Buying Made Easy Workshop

Buying a home is an exciting time in a person’s life. But, it can also feel overwhelming as you begin the process. Take the guesswork out of home-buying and come to the FREE Home-Buying Made Easy Workshop, co-hosted by Family Trust and Blu J Agency.