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Avoiding tech support scams

You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way. Scammers pose as big-name companies and use pop-up messages,… Read more »

6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

As spring cleaning season begins, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to put a priority on organizing their finances. ABA has highlighted six tips for getting your financial house in order. “With the tax season ending, spring is a great time to take a close look at your budget and bank account,” said Corey… Read more »

The Importance Of Backing Up Your Home Computer

Are you backing up your important computer files at home? Ransomware, malware and even a hard drive failure can strike a desktop or laptop PC at any time – and without backups you could lose photos, financial documents and other essential digital files forever. A great way to make sure you have a good backup… Read more »

Beware: Six phone scams that might surprise (and scare) you

Many people believe that the best way for thieves to steal funds is through the online and mobile banking.  This is far from true.  In reality, the easiest way for fraudsters to get your personal information is through YOU!  Over the years, they’ve tried all kinds of ways to talk you into handing over your… Read more »

12 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device

Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals. Norway Savings Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe. Use the passcode lock on your smartphone and other devices. This will make… Read more »

8 Tips to Protect Your Identity

Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In 2016, there were 15.4 million victims of identity fraud in the U.S., according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Norway Savings Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe. 1. Don’t share your… Read more »

7 Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2016, cyber victims lost $1.3 billion from scams initiated through the web. Norway Savings Bank recommends the following tips to help keep your information safe online: Keep your computers and mobile devices up to date. Having the… Read more »

ABA’s Top 10 Tips for College Students

They understand GPAs and test scores but how can we help them better understand their credit score or the value of saving?  The ABA’s (American Bankers Association) top 10 tips are designed to give students an edge on mastering personal finance. 1. You are in charge.  You are responsible for your finances and you should act… Read more »

7 Money Tips Millennials Can Bank On

As millennials face unprecedented financial burdens such as student debt, the American Bankers Association is highlighting seven money tips to help them plan for a financially sound future. “With student debt and high housing costs creating challenges for many millennials, now is a better time than ever for them to map out their finances and… Read more »

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment

Before you can make the transition from renting your home to owning your home, you will need to have a substantial down payment, typically 5 to 20 percent of the home’s value. Norway Savings Bank suggests the following tips to help save for it:  Develop a budget & timeline. Start by determining how much you’ll need… Read more »