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Using a Raise - A Logix Video Blog

Posted by Admin on 8/7/2017

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Topics: Saving, saving money, Debt, Video Blog, Thoughts on Money, Retirement

How To Save: Start Small

Posted by Paco de Leon on 8/4/2017

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Topics: money management, Saving, saving money, Debt, Your Financial Life

Customizable Text & Email Alerts

Posted by Kay K on 7/31/2017

Anxiously waiting for a deposit to be made on your account?  Sure, you could check your account balance several times a day by logging in to your Online Banking account, but there’s an easier way - text and email alerts. 

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Topics: Online Banking, Tips & Tricks

Repaying Student Loans - A Logix Video Blog

Posted by Admin on 7/25/2017

 

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Topics: Student Loans, Video Blog

Is Social Media Scamming You? Five Popular Scams and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Admin on 7/20/2017

Cyber criminals will use whatever they can think of to try to get your online banking credentials or other information they can sell on the dark web. Here are five ways they use social media to do it and how you can avoid giving up your information, in no particular order.

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Topics: Fraud prevention, Fraud & Identity Theft

Keep Summer Road Trips Cheap

Posted by Paco de Leon on 7/6/2017

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Topics: Saving, saving money, Travel

Summer Is For Fishing And Not Phishing

Posted by Admin on 6/30/2017

Summer has arrived all around the northern hemisphere. Many of us prefer to jump up and head outside to enjoy the spoils of the season and that is certainly fantastic. However, scammers don’t honor the seasons. They will try to trick us with their own version of phishing all year round. As we go into relaxation mode, it’s still important to keep an eye out for attempted scams and particularly for the phishing that doesn’t involve a pole, a boat, or water.

Phishing is still the most common way, by far, that information is stolen and .malware makes its way onto computers and mobile devices. It’s worth taking a moment to review the signs that an email message or phone call may be phishing for you

  • A reward is offered, such as a gift card or some other freebie.
  • There is a sense of urgency, such as an account will be blocked or a punishment will occur if you don’t do something.
  • An attachment or link is included in an email that is unexpected or from an unfamiliar sender.
  • There is a request to open a file, click a link, or share something. If a form follows a click that asks for information to be entered or login credentials to be entered, it should be considered suspect.
  • The greeting and message are generic. If it doesn’t have any indication that the sender knows something personally about you, it could be a scam.
  • The sender’s email address is strange or unfamiliar. If you open it up by clicking it, you can see the entire address; not just the name.
  • If a link inside goes to a web address that seems strange or unexpected. If you hover the mouse pointer over those links, you can see where it will take you.
  • A site asks for sensitive information, regardless of how you arrived at it, and the address isn’t preceded by “https:”
  • The caller on the phone starts asking for sensitive information such as passwords, login credentials, or payment card information.
  • A caller tries to scare you into providing or doing something.

Even if none of these indicators are present, it’s not a guarantee that the message is phishing. However, the risk is significantly lower.

It’s unlikely anyone will give up the Internet for the summer, nor is it expected. So just be sure to stay on your game for spotting phishing, so you don’t take the bait.

For additional articles on phishing and more, visit the 
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Topics: Fraud prevention, Fraud & Identity Theft

Logix Employees Give $120,000!

Posted by Admin on 6/29/2017

In case you missed it, last week was an exciting time for us and the four local charities we support!  We proudly presented $30,000 checks to Penny Lane Centers, Burbank Temporary Aid Center, For The Troops, and Circle of Hope, Inc.

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Topics: Credit Unions

Hiring a Contractor - A Logix Video Blog

Posted by Admin on 6/12/2017

 

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Topics: saving on services, Video Blog

Working from Home - A Logix Video Blog

Posted by Admin on 6/8/2017

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Topics: Video Blog, Great Place to Work

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