Category: Technology/Security

Know What You are Clicking On

[ 0 ] December 5, 2017 |
Know What You are Clicking On

If in doubt, just don’t click (or tap). That is the best advice I can give you regarding you and your security online. Whether you receive an email, text message or a browser pop-up: if you aren’t expecting or don’t recognize the message, it probably isn’t something you should click or tap on. The best […]

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IRS Security Awareness Tips

[ 0 ] March 21, 2017 |
IRS Security Awareness Tips

Now that TAX SEASON is upon us!!  The IRS has recently put together a “Taxes. Security. Together” awareness campaign.  This campaign was designed to better inform you about the need to protect your personal, tax and financial data online and at home. People continue to fall prey to clever cybercriminals who trick them into giving up Social […]

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Don’t Be Fooled!

[ 0 ] November 7, 2016 |
Don’t Be Fooled!

Too often, people of all ages receive notification that they just WON money from Reader’s Digest, Publisher’s Clearing House, or phony lottery…and they JUST need to pay the taxes to collect the prize….  Hearing these stories makes me angry!  Scammers, with little to NO dignity, are preying on people’s emotions and financial well-being. That’s why […]

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Visa Chip Transactions – Simple. Secure. Smart.

[ 0 ] June 21, 2016 |
Visa Chip Transactions – Simple. Secure. Smart.

Take a look at this video from VISA on how to use your new VISA card with chip technology.

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Spring Clean Your Way to Savings

[ 0 ] May 9, 2016 |
Spring Clean Your Way to Savings

Springtime means opening the windows, sweeping out the dust from over the winter and starting anew. It is also the opportune time to clean out your wallet or purse, that junk drawer full of receipts and those overflowing file cabinets. But where to begin? Sweep It Go through your wallet and purse and fish out any receipts you may have […]

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ILFB Annual Meeting Micro Talk: Phishing

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015 |
ILFB Annual Meeting Micro Talk: Phishing

Just a few weeks ago, we attended the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and held two Micro-Talks. One was centered around Phishing, a big topic in information security and identity theft. It’s easy to be a victim of Phishing because the person trying to get information is often seemingly trustworthy. To summarize the Micro-Talk, we’ve […]

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How to Protect Yourself Against Personal Fraud

[ 0 ] December 9, 2015 |
How to Protect Yourself Against Personal Fraud

When it comes to securing personal information, many consumers know that they should shred sensitive documents and avoid mobile banking over public Wi-Fi connections. But sometimes the threat of identity theft doesn’t come from a stranger: “Familiar fraud” or “family fraud” happens when someone you know uses your personal information to open accounts or make […]

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New website coming soon!

[ 2 ] May 20, 2015 |
New website coming soon!

Our new website is now live. You can see it yourself at www.iaacu.org!   Our website will be changing soon. Later this month, you will see a new www.iaacu.org. We are upgrading the look and feel to better utilize different devices and screen sizes. You can view the images below to see what the new […]

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