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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just days away, no doubt you are receiving all kinds of tempting promotions and deals.  And while the savings are legit, the holidays can also bring more fraud. 

Smartphones, tablets and laptops have become part of our daily life. We are a society of constant connection. Whether through email, social media, or group chatting – we expect instant contact. We work and socialize on the go, but with this convenience comes a few things to remember to keep your financial information safe.

Nowadays, more and more people prefer to do their shopping online. You can find a lot of great deals often with low-cost or free shipping. Having an easy-to-access marketplace that’s open 24/7/365 where any product is at your fingertips is great. But it’s important to be cautious when shopping online. The tips below can help ensure your purchases are secure.

Every day hackers prowl social media networks looking for victims. They use spyware to remotely access your phone, laptop, iPad or computer through downloads, emails, or instant messages in hopes of obtaining your social media passwords.

One the best ways you can defend yourself against identity theft or other forms of fraud is to shred important documents when you don’t need them anymore. But, what is considered an important document? The following is what we recommend you shred: