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Secure Practices

Safe online banking practices

  • Keep your information secure
  • Protect your username and passwords. Do not share them or write them down.
  • Sign up for Online Statements to eliminate the possibility of paper statements being taken from your mailbox.
  • Monitor your account online regularly and report suspicious activity promptly

Protect Your Information from Phishers

Many financial institutions and companies that conduct business on the Internet have become a target of online fraud called "phishing".  Phishers use fraudulent emails that appear legitimate, often using images and logos of financial institutions, and are designed to deceive you into entering private account information or personal information, such as date of birth and your social security number, on a website.  This information could be used for identity theft or to gain personal account information that may be used fraudulently. 

More Tips for Protecting Your Information

  • Maintain and run updated anti-virus and anti-spyware software.
  • Beware of "shoulder surfers" while using a computer in public areas — they may be trying to intercept your passwords or information.
  • Never use the "save ID and password" option in the browser
  • Properly dispose of old computers and ensure all sensitive information is removed from the hard drive. Use software made to remove information rather than formatting the hard drive.