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New Twist On The Popular Tech Support Scam Has Surfaced

Posted by Admin on 11/13/2017

Phishing attacks are always evolving and trying to force us into ignoring our own good sense. A common attack is the infamous technical support scam. Historically, this involved a phone call from someone claiming you need help with your computer, an email message that directed users to fake sites where malware was installed, or a fake tech support popup message requesting payment card numbers. While those are still common, Microsoft researchers have discovered a new play on this scam.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft, Fraud and Identity Theft

How to Travel on a Budget

Posted by Paco de Leon on 11/8/2017

Traveling is the new luxury and experiences are being commodified and sold through pictures online. Whether you’re making six figures or just starting out, you should always create a budget for your travels. The budget is relative. It’s relative to what you earn and how much you spend in other areas of your life.

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Topics: Travel

Paying People with PopMoney

Posted by Kay K on 11/3/2017

Paying people back for kindly spotting you at lunch couldn’t be easier these days.   Person-to-person services (or P2P) offer a way to electronically pay the people you owe, so you don't have to find the nearest ATM to make a withdrawal or write a check or provide an IOU.  There are several P2P options available, and we have one that lies just within your Web BillPay service.  

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Topics: Online Banking, Tips & Tricks

A Consumer's Guide to Mail Theft Prevention

Posted by Kay K on 10/31/2017

As the holidays draw near, it becomes more common to hear about instances of mail theft, either in your neighborhood or on the news.  Ordering gifts and mailing cards can become a stressful endeavor for both consumers and recipients of mail.  If you’ve ever been a victim of mail theft, chances are you felt invaded and frustrated at the fact that it happened.  Your time becomes personally impacted as you try and figure out who needs to be contacted regarding a missing or stolen package, and there’s also a worry that more than just consumer goods were taken – that identity theft may have occurred, if your personally identifiable information was also compromised during the mail theft incident.

If you’re someone who mails packages, gift cards, or orders goods online for delivery, here are a few mail theft prevention tips to consider.

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Topics: Fraud prevention, Fraud & Identity Theft

Credit Report Pulls - A Logix Video Blog

Posted by Admin on 10/10/2017

 

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Topics: Credit Scores, Video Blog

"What's that noise?" Car Repairs or New Car?

Posted by Kay K on 10/3/2017

A few years back, I shared a story about a car that our free car-buying service, Auto Expert, helped me find and purchase.  My car goals today are similar to what they were back in 2011.  I was looking for a used vehicle that was economical and had a price tag that wouldn’t make me wince every month when the payment was due.  Beyond those two items, I didn’t much care what else made up the car.

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Topics: Auto Loans, Vehicle Loans

Stay On Track With Your Budget Goals

Posted by Maceo K on 9/26/2017

 

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Topics: Thoughts on Money, Budgeting

Bad Credit Habits - A Logix Video Blog

Posted by Admin on 9/20/2017

 

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Topics: Credit Cards, Credit Scores, Video Blog

Logix Travel Tips

Posted by Admin on 9/14/2017

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Topics: Travel, Online Banking, Tips & Tricks

Logix Employees Give at our 9/11 Remembrance Blood Drive

Posted by Kay K on 9/11/2017

Every year, in remembrance of the victims of September 11, an American Red Cross team visits Logix Headquarters.  In a matter of moments, they combine two conference rooms into one bustling blood drive site.  With tons of energy, upbeat music playing, friendly chatter, and the smell of freshly baked treats, Logix employees ready themselves for their blood donation appointments.

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Topics: Credit Unions, Great Place to Work, Community

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