Most people are aware of the dangers that cybercrime presents to both business and individuals, and take necessary steps for protection. But criminals
continue to find new ways to capture your data or hack your company database.
It happens to thousands of people every day. Identity theft and financial fraud are occurring with increased regularity as criminals invent new ways to
get past current security measures. However, it is reassuring to know there are some simple things you can do to minimize your risk.
Collecting non-perishable food, toiletries, gently used clothing, and Walmart gift cards. The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, The City of Oldsmar
and Project Pop Drop, will deliver your donations to Oldsmar Cares on Saturday, June 30th.
Flagship Community Bank (Oldsmar) hosted the March 2018 Upper Tampa Bay Morning Mingle. The event was considered a huge success! Amici's Catered Cuisine
helped us out with delicious breakfast sandwiches (donated)
Tax season is here again and unfortunately, that means tax scammers may target you. Please take a moment to read over the excellent article on CNBC (link
below) that outlines many of the ways that thieves use at tax time to rob you of your identity and your cash.
The recent data breach at Equifax has exposed millions of consumers’ private information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates, and even driver’s license numbers. Equifax has confirmed the data breach lasted almost three months, from mid-May through July.
Growing small businesses often require loans to help fund that growth. Big banks often shy away from lending to small businesses because those small loans
are sometimes considered more trouble than they are worth. And because the larger banks are not embedded in the local community where those small businesses
operate, they may not be aware of the unique circumstances that may support that business’s growth and ability to pay back the loan.
Low interest rates make business loans more affordable. As a result, companies generally borrow for expansion during periods of low rates, making repayments
By now, you will have noticed that many retailers and merchants have updated their card payment machines. The new machines take payments from chip-based
debit and credit cards making payment transactions more secure than the old method of simply swiping the magnetic strip on the back of your card.