Category Archives: Security


Your Wallet: A Loser’s Manual

How to protect your money, your credit record and your sanity if you become a victim Courtesy of FDIC Consumer News Consider this: Your wallet is stolen. You immediately call your bank and credit card company to report the problem, … Continue reading

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Will You Be Prepared When a Natural Disaster Strikes?

Courtesy of the Independent Community Bankers of America With the onslaught of wildfires across Utah this summer and hurricane-related flooding in other parts of the country, Bank of American Fork and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) are offering … Continue reading

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Cloudy With a Chance of Disaster

Guest post by John Rees, Attorney, Callister Nebeker & McCullough Apple introduced iCloud to the world of consumer computing. The service promises to provide access to files, such as music and photos, from multiple devices.  A radio advertisement touts the … Continue reading

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Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft

Guest post by Jilenne Gunther, MSW, JD, Utah Division of Aging & Adult Services  In today’s modern world, identity theft is a reality. Know the facts and how to protect yourself.  Some thieves want to steal your identity to profit … Continue reading

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Tips to Protect Your Identity at the Pump

Summer is a time when we fill up at the gas pump more than usual for fun road trips and family vacations. But it’s also a time to be vigilant about protecting your identity. Fraudsters abound and some are trying … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Free Credit Reports

Did you know you can get a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months from each of the three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and Trans Union)?  Accessing your credit report allows you to see all … Continue reading

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Protect Grandma from Financial Abuse

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Many think of physical abuse when they hear the phrase, but often overlook another common way elders are abused: financially. Financial elder abuse is rampant across the country, including in Utah, as outlined below: What … Continue reading

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Elder Fraud: How To Spot and Prevent Financial Abuse

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, … Continue reading

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Financial Tips for Safe Summer Travel

Summer is officially here and many Americans are planning to hit the road or fly the skies for their much-anticipated summer vacation. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Bank of American Fork want consumers to have the information … Continue reading

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Frauds Target Small Businesses: Don’t Be a Victim

Courtesy of FDIC Consumer News While large firms may have sophisticated technology and staff dedicated to thwarting crime, many small businesses don’t — and scammers know this. Here are ways to protect yourself: Be on guard against inside jobs. This … Continue reading

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