February 2014

There are 12 blog entries for February 2014.

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Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published tips intended to assist consumers protect themselves from fraud and help them in the event they encounter a problem.

"Phishing" is the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company by criminals.

Almost anyone who uses credit or debit cards has the threat of their credit or personal data being compromised.  A number of major companies over the recent months have reported breaches of data security.  Target, a national retailer, experienced a recent breach of data that could impact tens of millions of consumers, protect yourself!

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recommends these four steps:

1).   Checking your accounts…
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The Honda Classic continues to attract some of the top talent in the professional golf world. This past weekend, Phil Mickelson added his name to the list of players that will be teeing it up at PGA National later this month.

Mickelson, who finished in a tie for 42nd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this past weekend, will the playing the first event of the Florida swing for the first time since 2002. That year was the final year the Honda Classic was held at the TPC at Heron Bay before the event moved up to Palm Beach Gardens. Mickelson finished tied for 11th that year.

Mickelson, ranked number four in the world, joins “hometown hero” Brooks Koepka who accepted a sponsors exemption last week as well as world number two and defending Masters

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