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Don't Be Fooled by Scam Artists

Don't be fooled by scam artists. Protect yourself from fraud by following Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's top 5 scam prevention tips:

  1. Do not do business with incoming callers. Only do business when you initiate the call using a number you have in your records for the company, not that was left on caller ID or given to you by someone else.
  2. Do not feel pressured to make quick decisions. Take time to research any offers or demands. Ask trusted relatives and friends their opinions before making a decision.

Personal Finance Books

Celebrate Money Smart Week by reading one of the new personal finance books listed below.

If you are looking for ways to boost your investment portfolio, need advice on creating a budget, or have questions about lowering your debt, the Carmel Clay Public Library has several books that contain practical information that can be beneficial in helping you reach your financial goals.
If you have any questions about Money Smart Week or other financial resources available at the Carmel Clay Public Library, please stop by the Reference Desk or call 844-3362.

Tips for Protecting Your Financial Information

Even the best procedures cannot prevent all instances of identity theft—especially if the vulnerability lies with you, the customer. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) describes the critical steps you can take to safeguard your financial accounts and help prevent identity theft.

Some identity thieves use keystroke-logging software to capture usernames and passwords. Others "phish" for sensitive information by sending phony emails that purport to come from a legitimate financial institution but which ask for information your firm would never request through email.
Take the following steps to secure your brokerage accounts and your personal financial information: