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  • Safety and Security

    • Password Protection: Create Strong, Secure Passwords

      Bank of Southern California is focused on ensuring the safety and security of client information. This article focuses on the simplest security: password protection.

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    • Tax-Related Fraud is on the Rise

      We are focused on ensuring the safety and security of client information. In this article, we discuss a form of fraud that has grown increasingly more prevalent: tax scams.

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    • Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Added Security

      In this edition, we share tips from leading experts on the importance of using multi-layer security: two-factor authentication (2FA).

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    • Beware of Wire Fraud Scams

      In this edition, we discuss one of the fastest growing cybercrimes in the U.S.: wire fraud.

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    • Check Fraud Makes a Comeback

      In this article, we discuss one of the oldest and most persistent forms of payment fraud: check fraud.

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    • Social Media Networks Facilitate Identity Theft and Fraud

      In this column, we discuss an age-old crime enabled by the popularity of social media: identity theft.

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  • Internet Security

    • Cybersecurity Awareness Basic

      Consumers increasingly rely on computers and the Internet — the “cyber” world — for everything from shopping and communicating to banking and bill-paying…

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    • Stay Safe Online

      Usernames and passwords are not enough to keep your accounts secure. So, what can you do?

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    • MS-ISAC Daily Tip

      The MS-ISAC is the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for the nation’s state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments.

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    • Cyber Security Tip

      Tips describe and offer advice about common security issues for non-technical computer users.

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  • Identity Theft

    • How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft

      Here are a few basic steps that you can take to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and pretext calling.

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    • Scams and Frauds

      Learn how to protect yourself from and respond to scams and frauds.

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    • Taking Charge: What To Do If Your Identity is Stolen

      The site provides detailed advice to help you fix problems caused by identity theft.

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