Signs of Identity Theft

Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance. If you suspect that someone is misusing your personal information, acting quickly is the best way to limit the damage. Setting things straight […]

Tips for Choosing a Financial Caregiver

In recognition of May as Older Americans Month According to the National Council on Aging, almost 90 percent of the financial abuse committed against older Americans is done by someone they know. More than ever, it is imperative for seniors to select a trustworthy person to properly manage their finances and personal affairs. “Fraudsters often […]

How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you’re protecting yourself before you hit “submit.” If the wrong people access your accounts, you might find yourself with a lot less money than you thought — and a lot of work to set things right. Here are six steps […]

What to Know About Transport Layer Security

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, there will be an update on our Mobile app, both for retail consumers and for business. For seamless access to your mobile app, please be sure to update your mobile browser, due to the changes listed below. Keeping your information safe is part of our responsibility, but we also want […]

Tips for Shopping Online

(Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information) Know who you’re dealing with. Anyone can set up shop online under almost any name. Confirm the online seller’s physical address and phone number in case you have questions or problems. And if you get an email or pop-up message that asks for your financial information while you’re browsing, don’t […]

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Credit Security Tips – Manage Your Credit Risk

When you hear the words “data breach,” a natural – and understandable – response is to be nervous about the impact to your finances. Having your personal information compromised can lead to negative impacts on your credit, which can impact you when you apply for a loan or purchase a home. The good news is […]

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in America. This unauthorized access to your personal information is used to open new financial accounts or access your existing accounts, enabling the thief to steal your money or charge items on your credit card, leaving you with the bills. But with a few common […]

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Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Ways to Stay Protected from FDIC Consumer News In today’s world, it’s important for small business owners to be vigilant in protecting their computer systems and data. Among the reasons: Federal consumer protections generally do not cover businesses for losses they incur from unauthorized electronic fund transfers. That means, for example, your bank may not […]

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Avoid Malware: Think Before You Click!

Good Practices from FDIC Consumer News Malicious software — or “malware” for short — is a broad class of software built with malicious intent. “You may have heard of malware being referred to as a ‘computer bug’ or ‘virus’ because most malware is designed to spread like a contagious illness, infecting other computers it comes […]

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Internet Security Checklist

Reminders about 10 simple things bank customers can do to help protect their computers and their money from online criminals Have computer security programs running and regularly updated to look for the latest threats. Install anti-virus software to protect against malware (malicious software) that can steal information such as account numbers and passwords, and use […]

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