Better Business Bureau Breaks All Records for Consumer Services
Advisors See More Military Families Due To Sequestration
The number of middle-class military families working with a financial advisor has increased by two percentage points in a month because of the sequestration budget cuts, according to a survey by First Command Financial Services Inc., which helps military families with financial issues.
Five Tips for Safe Mobile Banking
Banking through your phone or tablet is quick and convenient, but don't forget these five tips to help keep your money-and identity-safe:
1. Password-protect your phone or tablet so that only you can access the information on your device. This will help protect you if your phone or tablet is ever lost or stolen.
2. Never provide personal information unless you initiate contact with your bank or other financial institution. Financial institutions should not request account numbers, Social Security numbers or other sensitive information through email or text messages. If you're not sure about a request, contact your bank by calling number on the back of your debit or credit card.
3. Don't stay "auto-logged in" to your accounts. Even though it's convenient, it increases the risk that an unauthorized user will access your accounts.
4. Delete old texts from your bank to reduce your exposure to fraud.
5. Report lost or stolen devices immediately to your wireless provider and financial institutions.
Ind. AG Announces Legal Toolkit To Protect Service Members
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced the launch Wednesday of a legal toolkit to help state attorneys general stop scam artists who prey on military service members.
Car Dealer Charged With Mistreating Guardsman
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A north Alabama car dealer was indicted on federal charges of refusing to lower the interest rate in a vehicle deal with a National Guard member who was sent to war.