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What is Unemployment Fraud? Unemployment Insurance Fraud on the Rise

Since the pandemic, unemployment insurance fraud has been increasing. If you have been the victim of fraud, read this article for steps to take. 

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Three Tips to Stay Ahead of Skimming

Don't let thieves steal your card information. Use these tips to help minimize your risk of debit and credit card fraud.

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Tips to Spot Check Fraud

Scams can take many forms as fraudsters are always trying to find ways to be more convincing. They take advantage of gaps in financial knowledge, and weak links in the financial system. By keeping an eye out for these red flags, you can see through the schemes and protect your hard-earned money. Keep this tip from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in mind as you read on. 

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Protect Your Account: Secure online banking tools and how to protect your account

Ent’s online and mobile banking systems offer multiple fast and easy ways to monitor and control access to your account, helping you watch for fraudulent transactions and providing you with piece of mind. The more quickly and easily you can spot a fraudulent transaction – and alert your financial institution to have it resolved – the less stress and impact it could have on your day-to-day financial activity. Here are a few online banking features we recommend for protecting your accounts:

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What to Do If Your Identity is Stolen

Protecting your identity and personal information is especially important in today's digital age. Look for suspicious activity like accounts you didn't open or purchases you didn't make. If you suspect you're a target of identity theft, read this article to learn what steps you can take to help protect yourself.

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Tips to Avoid Phishing

Your vigilance is the best defense against phishing, and here are some quick tips to help keep your information safe.

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Protect Your Devices

Many of us store personal, sensitive and confidential information on our digital devices. This makes them an attractive target for scammers and criminals. Follow best practices in these areas to help keep your devices secure:

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Multifactor Authentication

We're routinely enhancing our online security measures to help keep your account safe. 

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Video: Keys to a Strong Password

Creating a strong password is the first step in protecting your online banking account from unauthorized access. Follow these tips to help create a strong password.

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Protect Your Identity

Be proactive in safeguarding your sensitive, personal and confidential information. Protecting this information makes it difficult for someone to assume your identity to commit fraud or other criminal acts. Focus on best practices in these areas to help keep your information safe:

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Caller ID Scam - Don't Be Fooled

Scammers are using fake financial institution caller IDs to call and ask people for their banking and personal information. Bank customers and credit union members — including Ent members — are being targeted. Our members have reported getting calls that look like they're from Ent Federal or a specific Ent service center.