3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Money From Fraud and Hackers

You may have heard about the Wawa data breach where customer data was compromised during a malware attack. A reported 30 million debit and credit card records were taken.

The breach started around the time of March 4, 2019 and was contained by December 12, 2019. 

However, a spokesperson from Wawa released a statement on Tuesday saying they “became aware of reports of criminal attempts to sell some customer payment card information potentially involved in the previous Data Security Incident. We have alerted our payment card processor, payment card brands, and card issuers to heighten fraud monitoring activities to help further protect any customer information.” 

To help protect your accounts here are three simple ways to protect your money from fraud and hackers:

  1. SKIP ENTERING YOUR PIN
    Choose the “credit” option when paying with your debit card to avoid entering your PIN number when shopping.

  2. SAY NO TO STRANGERS
    Never wire money to a stranger, even if he claims to be a prince.

  3. GUARD SENSITIVE FINANCIAL INFO
    Don’t give your financial info or SSN to a person or business you don’t know.

Here’s more on how to protect yourself from fraud from the Federal Trade Commission: Top frauds of 2019. For more useful tips, information and advice on financial empowerment, follow us on on Facebook at: facebook.com/SignalFinancialFCU.   We’re also on Twitter and Instagram at: @signalfcu— Written by Leah Dorsey

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