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about Security and Technology

In the “good old days,” scams were easy to spot.  They came in the form of a poorly written email or a suspicious phone call.  Things have definitely changed!  Much of the world has gone mobile, and so have the bad guys. 

Whether you’re a student, a shift worker, a mom, or a young professional – we can all agree on one thing.  Life gets really busy sometimes! 

A thief stealing from unsuspecting ATM users is not new. However, it no longer means they hang out until the money is withdrawn and then rob the customers. The current trend is ATM Skimming.  A crime ring in New York compromised over 26,000 transactions of 1,400 issuers in this manner. Losses were in the range of $3.5 million. Recently Wichita, Kansas’ police found seven card skimmers at various financial institutions in the city.

A long time ago, in a decade far, far way… there were the 1990’s.  It was a simpler time when phones had chords.  We played Oregon Trail, and there was not yet “an app for that.”

Technology.  On good days, it makes our lives easier and connects us to friends and family.  On bad days...  It can quite literally cost us everything in our bank account.  There are many ways cybercriminals intrude upon our lives, and it’s up to us to learn what we can do to prevent it.