It’s essential that you takes charge and do everything possible to guard against credit card fraud.
Bayside, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Personal Finance expert Walter Edelstein, CFP® is providing simple, and easy to implement advice, that consumers need to take to protect their banking and credit card accounts from fraudulent attacks. The banking advice covers ways to guard against fraud that might occur in both the online and offline worlds. With the exponential growth in mobile access to financial accounts consumers need to take actions to protect both access to online accounts, and protecting the data that resides on their mobile devices. This series of three articles provides consumers with easy-to-follow steps to enhance the security of their financial accounts.
Consumers continue to need to get objective information on best practices they can use to improve their finances. TheAdvice.com Personal Financial Site Network provides consumers with free information and easy to implement practical ideas to help them achieve their personal financial goals. Following is a summary of some of the “How to” articles that focused on protecting consumers from financial fraud that have been published on TheAdvice.com Personal Finance Site Network recently.
Credit card fraud continues to be a significant problem throughout the U.S. Even though financial liability is limited for any unauthorized activity on an account, dealing with the fraud can cost a significant amount of time and stress. Furthermore, a compromised credit card account can sometimes be an indication of a larger threat to financial security – identity theft. So while there are a number of legal rules in place to protect consumers, according to Mr. Edelstein "it’s essential that you takes charge and do everything possible to guard against credit card fraud." This article provides consumers with a number of easy to follow steps to protect against credit card fraud.
There was a recent story of a high profile blogger who had his smartphone password compromised and had virtually his entire online existence put at risk. To add insult to injury, the hackers used the information they gained about him to remotely delete all the information on his laptop – including irreplaceable family photographs.
According to Edelstein "Imagine what would happen if you got up tomorrow morning and your smartphone was gone. What bank and email passwords are on your mobile device? What about documents and spreadsheets that you’ve created for work? How many personal photos are on your device?" Most people would be devastated if such a large amount of their personal information were suddenly lost or stolen. This timely article presents straightforward actions that consumers can take to protect data that resides on their mobile device.
Modern-day banking is far more convenient than it was just a decade or two ago. Consumers can manage their accounts, pay bills and get account information without ever having to leave their computers. Most banks have also released outstanding mobile applications so that no one is even tied to a computer to access online banking and credit card accounts. But this convenience is based on having secure passwords to access accounts. When signing on this password is the only thing that the bank uses to verify consumers. "It’s absolutely essential to your financial security that you protect your banking passwords, and take advantage of many of the other security features offered by the banks" says Mr. Edelstein. This article on selecting and maintaining passwords provides simple actions that can further enhance the security of access to online accounts.
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Mr. Edelstein has financial experience that spans over thirty years. It includes being a Certified Financial Planner™, having a Master's Degree from Columbia University, and having served as Chief Marketing Officer for a major online bank where he honed his online marketing skills to help consumers achieve their financial goals.
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