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.
Save time and trips to a branch or ATM when you deposit checks using the Family Trust app and the camera on your smartphone or tablet. Just tap, snap, and deposit! Deposit your checks anytime and anywhere – when it’s convenient for you.
Unexpected events can take a toll on your financial security. While you can’t predict what experiences, you will encounter in life, there are steps you can take to prepare for the unexpected. A job loss or an expensive car payment will be much more manageable if you’ve created a financial security net to fall back on.
It’s not great news for mobile device users. Overall, attacks on mobile devices nearly doubled, from 66.4 million in 2017 to 116.5 million by the end of 2018. Even more disturbing is the huge jump in banking malware attacks involving Android mobile users–up almost 300% since 2017. This jump alone involved 1.8 million Android mobile banking users attacked last year.
Keeping children safe online can be a challenge. The apps kids download, or sideload (for free) from sites outside of the official app stores can unfortunately put them in danger. Hackers and other nefarious actors look to take advantage of children who are not aware of the personal information an app can request for download.
If you’re going to be responsible for paying a mortgage for the next 30 years, you should know exactly what a mortgage is.
At Family Trust, we’re dedicated to making members’ lives and finances as easy as possible, like our Skip-Pay Payments. In order to give members more freedom, we’re excited to announce that members can skip a closed-end consumer loan payment for any month you choose for $25. (The visa credit card skip payment program will not change).
Travel can make you especially vulnerable to identity theft. Regardless of where you’re visiting, you’ll likely be carrying more valuables with you than usual. It’s crucial to prepare ahead of time and do what you can to prevent identity theft while traveling.
Google Chrome’s browser is very popular. There’s a good chance you use it on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, or have used it at one time or another. If you use it on your mobile device, this information is for you.
You may not find your dream home right away. According to the National Association of Realtors, it takes an average of 10 weeks for homebuyers to find exactly what they’re looking for. When you’re deciding what type of home is right for you, it’s helpful to think long-term.