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Welcome to our Financial Wellness Blog - dedicated to highlighting financial information that's useful to everyone. We've also included a Community Spotlight to promote volunteer organizations in our hometowns - Carmel, Dunkirk, Fishers, Hartford City, Knightstown, Lewisville, Montpelier, New Castle, Pendleton, Rushville, and Union City. If you'd like to submit an article for a non-profit, please read this or email Leah Driver. Thank you!

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Working Remotely: How to be Safe, Secure, and Successful

September 20, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

Between working at the office, or school, or remotely, the principles of security can become something of a moving target. For some, this creates an uncertainty...read more

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Money Mule Employment Scams

September 9, 2020

While getting paid well for relatively little work - from home - always sounds appealing, this is especially true in the current job market. Online recruitment ads with titles...read more

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Picking Up The Pieces After a Disaster

August 26, 2020 | Colleen Tressler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Whether you’re getting ready to deal with the aftermath of Gulf Coast storms, Laura and Marco, dealing with the ravages of wildfires out West, reeling from the derecho...read more

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2020 Census: Visiting homes and sending emails

August 25, 2020 | Colleen Tressler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help you guard against potential census scams. Knowing how the 2020 Census process works, what information you will...read more

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Six Common Elderly Scams to Watch Out For and How to Stay Safe

August 5, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

A scam can be initiated via the computer (email, internet, social media), text, postal mail, in person, or a phone call. No matter the origin...read more

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Virtual Conferencing Platform Tips

June 28, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

With the recent move for many to working from home, there are a lot of questions around virtual conferencing platforms. Much of the attention has focused on the security of some platforms...read more

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Creating a Cyber Secure Home

June 9, 2020 | Randy Marchany, CISO of Virginia Tech, Guest Editor, SANS Security Awareness

In the past, building a home network was nothing more than installing a wireless router and several computers. Today, as so many...read more

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6 Steps to Securing IoT Devices and Taking Back Your Privacy

May 21, 2020 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

In today's world we are more connected than ever — not only to each other, but to our devices. For example, people now have the ability to open...read more

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Scams

April 30, 2020 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

Taking advantage of current events is a common tactic that cybercriminals use to fuel their malicious activities. With the global pandemic...read more

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Mobile Banking Security Tips

April 28, 2020 | Leah Driver

We rely on our mobile phone for so many things - banking, emailing, texting, shopping, dating - it's important to remember we need to take steps to keep it secure, just like we do...read more

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IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments

April 2, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft....read more

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Cyber Threat Actors Expected to Leverage Coronavirus Outbreak

February 21, 2020 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

Cyber threat actors (CTA) leverage interest during public health threats and other high-profile events in order to conduct financial fraud and disseminate malware. We expect...read more

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Social Media Privacy

February 17, 2020 | SANS OUCH! Newsletter, February 2020

Most people would never consider walking into a crowded room and loudly broadcasting to total strangers all the details of their private life...read more

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New Year, New You - Same W-2 Tax Scams

January 16, 2020 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

Tax season is in full swing, which means criminals will go to great lengths to separate you from your money, your identity, or anything of value within their reach. They may offer seemingly...read more

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10 Tips to Securely Configure Your New Devices

December 25, 2019 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

The holiday season is upon us, which means shopping for the latest gadget is in full swing. With the massive number of discounts available...read more