Alerts

Attention to Small Business Owners: Credit card processing “deals” may be scams

If you’re in a small business, you probably need a way for people to pay you and ways to lower your costs. Scammers have been working both of those angles, promising businesses that they can save on leases of credit card processing equipment. They’ve also been promising that businesses can cancel any time. But is that what happens?

RESOLVED 6/14/18 Please use your PIN when shopping at Walmart

On 6/13/2018  we posted the information below. As of 6/14/2018 this issue has been resolved. Thank you!

 

 

Due to circumstances beyond our control,  our debit card holders will need to use their Personal Identification Number (PIN) when shopping at Walmart.

Efforts are being made to resolve this error and we will provide an update as soon as possible.

We apologize for this inconvenience. 

6/13/2018

Watch out for event phishing scams

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch Out For Popular Event Phishing Scams

Heads up! The bad guys are now trying to trick you into buying fake event tickets well above face-value. It's happening right now with the World Cup, but can happen with any popular event.

Here's how it works: They get you by offering last-minute ticket deals on a phony website, and then steal your credit card information. Don’t fall for this!

Transamerica Retirement Solutions Hacked

Transamerica hacked: Transgressors swipe retirees' personal info

45,000 plan holders hit by hack, say corp officials

 

Updated Financial house Transamerica has admitted hackers swiped some of its customers' sensitive personal information, including social security numbers.

Is your home network secure enough to keep you protected?

What is home network security?

Home network security refers to the protection of a network that connects devices to each other and to the internet within a home. Whether it’s staying in touch with friends and family, paying your bills electronically, or teleworking, the internet enables us to accomplish tasks more efficiently and conveniently from the comfort of our own homes.

Watch out for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Royal Wedding Attacks

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch out for GDPR and Royal Wedding Attacks

Be on the lookout for a new, Apple-flavored phishing email Scam of the Week. New European data privacy regulation is going into effect this week. It's called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and bad guys are using it as bait in a variety of ways. This scam looks like it is from Apple and claims that if you do not take action, your account will be "restricted". In reality, they steal your identity and credit card information. 

New alert for Western Union refunds

Beware of new Phishing Attack tactic 5/10/18

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Phishing Attack Uses GDPR As Bait

There is yet another email scam you need to watch out for. New European data privacy regulation is going into effect on May 25th. It's called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and bad guys are using it as bait by claiming you're not compliant and in violation of this new regulation.

Do not click on links in emails, or open suspicious attachments that claim any kind of problem with "GDPR". Instead, delete the email or follow the reporting procedures put in place by your organization.

 

Customer Alert - Phishing attempt reported 4/23/18

We have been notified that a scammer impersonated Security Federal in an attempt to gain customer-confidential information. The scammer called a customer and requested information over the phone.

Security Federal will not call you and ask for your personal information! Do not give out your confidential information.

Please contact us if you have questions.

 

4/23/2018

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