Consumer Alerts

Consumer Alerts

Life is hectic. Staying savvy about banking security can feel like a full-time job. Let’s share the load. We’ll help keep you informed on the latest scams and threats. Give you our best tips to avoid identity theft and fraud. Provide user-friendly information, resources, and weblinks. Help you protect your money. Some tips:

  • Keep tabs on your accounts.
  • Never give sensitive information over the phone or email.
  • Always verify the source of the request.

Visit the Federal Trade Commission ID Theft Site. This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you DETERDETECT, and DEFEND against identity theft.

The Federal Trade Commission’s main website also has a wealth of information to protect you.

Mobile Banking Security

Mobile banking means instant access. Quick and easy options to pay, deposit, transfer and save your money immediately. But it’s also a hunting ground for hackers. Be smart and use common sense to keep your money safe.

  • Don’t store sensitive info and passwords on your tablet or phone
  • Password protect your device. Keep it locked when you’re not using it.
  • Scan your surroundings at ATMs, gas stations and stores, and conceal your PIN #.
  • Log out completely after mobile banking sessions or online payments.
  • Install mobile security software to combat viruses and malware attacks.
  • Always download your device and mobile app updates.
  • Use discretion when downloading apps.
  • Contact your bank immediately if your mobile number changes or you lose your device.
  • Keep close tabs on your financial accounts and report suspicious activity.