SCAM ALERT: Fraudulent Text Messages sent to Customers

Please be advised texts with a phone number are being sent to some bank customers. When called, the number says to press 1 to reactive your card. Then it asks for a card number. This is fraudulent – DO NOT give your card number and DO Not call any of these numbers.

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Recognizing and Preventing Cybercrime

Cybercrime comes in many forms including identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, online bullying, hacking, and more.  At best, cybercrime can cause major inconvenience and annoyance for a victim.  At worst, cybercrime can result in financial ruin or even threaten a victim’s reputation or personal safety.  Click here for tips on recognizing cybercrime.

 

What if cybercrime has occurred?  By reporting cybercrime to the appropriate authorities, you can play a role in making the Internet safer and more secure for all.  Click here for more information about resources available to you.

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MOBILE PAYMENTS AND BANKING TIPS

More and more frequently, consumers are using their mobile devices for online banking, payments, and shopping. We can now check our bank account balances, deposit a check using a mobile device’s camera, pay bills, transfer money between friends, and make purchases directly on our mobile devices. However, since these activities require users to provide sensitive personal information such as their names, account numbers, email addresses, and passwords, it is important to weigh the perceived benefits and potential risks associated with mobile payments and banking. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

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WAYS TO BE CYBER SECURE AT WORK

Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber attack occurs. Cybercriminals often rely on human error – from employees failing to install software patched to clicking on malicious links – to gain access to systems.  From the top leadership to the newest  employee, cybersecurity requires the vigilance of every employee to keep data, customers, and capital safe and secure.  CLICK HERE for tips about staying cyber safe at work.

 

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BEST PRACTICES FOR USING PUBLIC WI-FI

Public Wi-Fi networks can now be found almost everywhere – in airports, coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, malls, and hotels – making it easy for anyone to connect to the Internet wherever they are. Although these Wi-Fi hotspots can be convenient, they are not always secure, potentially exposing you to online risks and presenting an opportunity for cybercriminals to steal sensitive information. It is important to understand these risks and take measures to protect yourself while connecting to Wi-Fi networks.  Click here to educate yourself about the best practices for using public Wi-Fi.

 

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CYBERSECURITY WHILE TRAVELING

Cybersecurity should not be limited to the home, office, or classroom. It is important to practice safe online behavior and secure our Internet-enabled mobile devices whenever we travel, as well. The more we travel and access the Internet on the go, the more cyber risks we face. No one is exempt from the threat of cyber crime, at home or on the go, but you can follow these simple tips to stay safe online when traveling.

 

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Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety

Every day, parents and caregivers teach kids basic safety practices ‒ like looking both ways before crossing the street and holding an adult’s hand in a crowded place. Easy-to-learn life lessons for online safety and privacy begin with parents leading the way. Learning good cybersecurity practices can also help set a strong foundation for a career in the industry. With family members using the internet to engage in social media, adjust the home thermostat or shop for the latest connected toy, it is vital to make certain that the entire household ‒ including children – learn to use the internet safely and responsibly and that networks and mobile devices are secure. Click here for more information about basic cybersecurity essentials the entire family can deploy to protect their homes against cyber threats.

 

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