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May is Elder Abuse Prevention Month, a time to plan ahead

With the invention of the personal computer, and their subsequent affordability for consumers, our lives are more streamlined than ever before. You can upload and store important documents, then send them out with a few clicks. Online banking allows you to manage your finances without leaving the house. Social media makes connecting with family and friends a walk in the park. But while technology makes these everyday tasks easier, it also makes it increasingly hard to protect yourself from financial exploitation. May is Elder Abuse Prevention Month in Texas, a good reminder to prioritize keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe. These days, user information can be stolen or acquired en masse, such as in the recent Equifax breach. When these large-scale incidents occur, there are steps you can take to protect your information. Call the credit bureaus to freeze your account. There is a small fee for Texas residents, but this measure will help prevent identity theft. Always be on the lookout for data breaches. How quickly you respond can make the difference for securing your account. Other times, would-be thieves and scammers target people individually. There are many types of scams around our state, but a few preventative and corrective measures can combat the bulk of them. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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