Keep your personal information safe in the New Year

Keep your personal information safe in the New Year

As 2021 winds down, lots of us are making resolutions for a fresh start in the New Year — maybe to exercise regularly, get our finances in order, or spend more time with friends. But your list isn’t complete until you add “update my security software” and “protect my personal information” to the mix. Scammers and hackers are always looking for new ways to steal your personal information online.

Here are some steps you can take to help protect yourself and your information:

By taking a few steps, you’ll be able to enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes with checking something off your list! Also, remember to report fraud, scams, or bad business practices to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. And happy New Year from your friends at ESSA Bank & Trust.