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Welcome to Mutual Security Credit Union's news and insights page where you'll find updates, tips, and tricks for your banking, borrowing, and financial planning needs.

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Cyber Security  |  Fraud Protection  |  Holidays  |  ID Theft Protection  |  Safety

How to Avoid Holiday Scams

 

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Finances  |  Fraud Protection  |  Holidays  |  Safety

Protect Your Home This Winter

Federal Trade Commission Warning – Protect your home from scammers this winter!

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Cyber Security  |  Financial Wellness  |  Fraud Protection  |  Safety

All You Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Cybercrimes are increasing massively each year. In fact, according to Cybercrime Magazine, cybercrime will cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025.

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ID Theft Protection  |  Safety

Don’t Get Caught in an Election Scam

Democracy is a privilege that’s upheld by the election process. But scammers are out to hijack this process and cause havoc throughout election season. Here are three scams to watch out for this time of year.

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Home-Buying  |  Safety  |  Savings

Following Up on Your Home Inspection

If you’re under contract for a new home, you’ve likely had an inspection conducted on your new home. This inspection is an important part of the home-buying process, and is generally required by the mortgage company. It can help you find any major defects in the home, such as a faulty roof or dying HVAC system, which may prompt you to walk away from the deal. Alternatively, the seller can choose to repair any areas needing major work before the closing. 

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Credit Card  |  Cyber Security  |  Financial Wellness  |  Fraud Protection  |  Safety

Fraud Rings

Q: I’ve been hearing a lot about fraud rings and how dangerous they can be for both businesses and consumers. What is a fraud ring, and how can I keep myself safe from falling victim?

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Cyber Security  |  Fraud Protection  |  Health & Wellness  |  ID Theft Protection  |  Safety  |  Technology and Finance

Grandparent Scams

Scammers will capitalize on anything to pull off another ruse, even the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild. Grandparent scams are not new, but they have gotten a lot more sophisticated in recent years, so they can be difficult to spot. Here’s what you need to know about grandparent scams and how to avoid them. 

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Cyber Security  |  Finances  |  Fraud Protection  |  ID Theft Protection  |  Safety  |  Student  |  Technology and Finance

Beware of Job Scams

It’s an amazing employment opportunity – or is it? Scammers often hijack the job market and ensnare hopeful job seekers into their schemes. If you’re job-hunting, it’s a good idea to review the way these scams play out and how you can avoid them. To help you out, we’ve put together a short primer on what you need to know to stay safe from job scams. 

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4 Scams to Watch for After the Holidays

The holidays may be over, but scammers never take a break. The weeks after the holiday season generally, bring an increase in scams that can be difficult to spot. Watch out for these four common post-holiday scams.

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Cyber Security  |  ID Theft Protection  |  Safety

All You Need to Know About Multifactor Authentication

In our digital world, passwords are as much a part of our lives as Netflix and Amazon. Keeping information stored in dozens of accounts across the web can make it easier to stay on top of your finances, order a new pair of jeans, or even schedule a dentist appointment. Unfortunately, though, passwords can be relatively easy for scammers to hack, opening the door for identity theft, credit card fraud, and more. Multifactor authentication (MFA) can provide an extra layer of protection for your accounts and sensitive data. 

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