Tech Tip: Set Up Bank Alerts Now


Here’s a tip that just might save your bacon: set up withdrawal alerts on your bank accounts.

Many banks will send you an email alert whenever money is withdrawn from one of your accounts via check, debit card or transfer. Setting up those alerts will allow you to spot and report fraudulent activity before the money has already been siphoned into a cybercriminal’s hands.

Alan Edwards, CISM, is chief information officer at Computerware, Inc., in Vienna, Virginia.

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