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Securely Shredding Documents Remains One of the Best Tools Against ID Theft
By Washington Trust / October 12, 2018
As seen on The Rhode Show - Here are 10 items you should always securely shred and dispose of.

Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation: What Consumers Should Know
By Washington Trust / April 6, 2018
As seen on The Rhode Show - Financial exploitation is one of the fastest growing forms of abuse against seniors and adults with disabilities. Here is what you should know when it comes to protecting yourself and your loved ones.

Skimming and Fraud: What Consumers Should Know
By Washington Trust / July 19, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show - Having an awareness and understanding of how criminals take advantage of card users is the first step both banks and consumers can take on the path to protecting themselves against ATM and debit fraud, or, more specifically; skimming.

7 Ways to Stay Safe Online
By Washington Trust / March 22, 2017
Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. Here are seven tips to help consumers guard against online threats and maintain a safe and secure web environment.

All You Need is Love - And Financial Intimacy
By Washington Trust / February 14, 2017
Before couples take the next step in their relationship, they should shape their financial plan. The next step is not only a marriage of hearts but also a marriage of finances. Continue reading for five tips to find solid financial footing with your partner.

Cyber Security Planning
By Washington Trust / October 19, 2016
Is cyber security topping your list of concerns? Not likely – you might know this needs attention, but cyber security probably doesn’t make your list until something happens. For instance you receive an aggressive phone call from someone who identifies themselves as an IRS agent saying pay up or be arrested, or an e-mail pops up with a suspicious looking link, or a letter from your credit card company arrives in the mail asking you to verify a series of purchases from places you have never been.

Surf Safely: Protect Yourself and Your Finances From Online Scams
By Washington Trust / October 6, 2016
Cyber crime is serious business. Learn what steps to take to protect your finances and your good name while online.

Why You Need a Financial Plan
By Washington Trust / July 19, 2016
Studies have shown that financial planning plays a key role in achieving major life goals. Why wait any longer? Start assessing your current situation, setting goals, and planning for your own financial future today.

7 Pointers to Help Seniors Live at Home Longer
By Washington Trust / June 13, 2016
The vast majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes as they grow older, also known as aging in place. Washington Trust is offering the following tips for those considering this option. Take a hard look at your finances. Arrange a meeting with a trusted family member or friend and a banker. It’s critical to understand your financial resources, how long they’ll last and what housing options are the most cost effective for you.

10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information and Your Money
By Washington Trust / March 18, 2016
The news often includes reports about thieves gaining access to sensitive personal information that can be used to commit fraud or steal money, sometimes involving major security breaches at large companies such as retailers.

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