Cyber Scams 101

What is a cyber scam? The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, is the US government’s central public repository for all forms of internet fraud and published their 2020 annual report showing that cyber scams grew in size and scope while citizens were battling the pandemic. IC3 fielded nearly 800,000 complaints in 2020 and said Americans […]

Digital Banking Security

Pete Sedgwick is the Chief Information Officer at DECU and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. With more than two decades of experience implementing strategies, teams and solutions for large and complex information technology systems across the industry, the Iowa State graduate sits in for us here at the DECU Daily with a guest blog. […]

Cyber Distancing – How to Avoid Online COVID-19 Scams

Washing hands, wearing a mask, and maintaining social distance with others are just a few of the many precautionary measures that we can all do to keep ourselves and our communities safe and healthy. Taken together, every little bit helps when everybody plays their part.  Unfortunately, there are scammers out there right now trying to […]

4 Tips to Shop Safely

Shopping safely. It is something to look, for now, both online and in-person, as just about every encounter where consumers and their finances meet the real world these days carries a risk. Considering this, more than a few retailers have begun encouraging self-checkout and minimizing cash payments. There is no known risk of COVID-19 transmission […]

Gone Phishing

Fake emails are probably sitting in your inbox right now, announcing a new deposit to your Bitcoin balance or claiming you’ve just won a brand new smartphone. It’s aso likely there’s a burning call to action in the subject line, igniting your natural curiosity and compelling you to click. After all, who wouldn’t be thrilled […]