The holiday season is a great time to make charitable gifts to support the causes you care about, and charities often run end-of-year fundraising campaigns. However, criminals take advantage of this fact and run scams and frauds of their own to fool consumers into giving them money instead.
Have you received a txt message recently that you were not expecting? Did not recognize the number? Asked to call back a number? Had a message that said something like “your card has been flagged”?
Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, experienced a massive data breach. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.
Our kids are often the earliest adopters of new technology. As a parent, you want to protect your kids, but it’s hard to stay ahead of the changes — so we did some of the work for you. Here’s an update on some of the apps you may want to watch out for, and why.
The American Bankers Association is highlighting eight tips to help online users protect their data and guard against online threats.
Buying online is standard these days, from holiday gifts, to clothing, & even meals. The rapidly changing technology makes it easier and faster than ever to buy practically anything we need, without ever leaving home.
If you attempt to use a Horizon Bank ATM that you suspect may have a card skimmer, please report it to us by calling 888-873-2640. And be sure to keep an eye on your account activity as well so you can report fraudulent transactions as quickly as possible.
Horizon recommends the following tips to help individuals and businesses avoid ransomware attacks:
The Horizon Bank app just got more secure thanks to the addition of Apple Touch ID capability. The technology uses fingerprint scanning to help improve security and keep others from getting into your accounts.
These days, parents must think about how to keep their children safe online. It's a good idea to check app settings on kids’ phones to be sure that they’re not knowingly or unknowingly sharing things like age, address and phone number etc. when posting to social media.
Paying for purchases by smartphone is becoming increasingly viable.
Phishing attacks use 'spoofed' e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, Social Security numbers, etc. By hijacking the trusted brands of well-known banks, online retailers and credit card companies, phishers are able to convince recipients to respond to them.
Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals.
Horizon Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe.
In the last decade cyber-frauds have arisen using increasingly sophisticated technologies…all aimed at separating you from your money. Here is a review of today’s most prevalent frauds, with some advice for keeping your private information secure.