Fraud – especially related to online personal information and finances – is rampant, with honest people becoming victims of scams every day. Your best method of protecting yourself from becoming a fraud victim is to be cautious and alert, watching for inconsistencies, and asking questions. We’ve provided some information below that may help in protecting your online assets and information.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for people idling around on foot or in vehicles.
- Shield the screen as best you can from the view of others
- Be cautious when entering your PIN number.
- Choose an ATM PIN carefully
- Be mindful of card skimming
- Use your mobile wallet whenever possible
- When making purchases online, stay cautious!
Report a Lost or Stolen Card
If your debit card is lost or stolen, please contact your local branch immediately. If after bank hours, please call the 24-hour customer service number at (800) 472-3272.
- Research who is requesting funds, know who you are giving money to
- Be cautious if the request for funds is urgent – scammers use high-pressure tactics to get you to act quickly
Telemarketing and Email Scams
- Do not give personal information
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
- Beware of messaging scams. If you receive a text, call or email alerting you of a potential fraudulent transaction, never give your information to the sender. Our Fraud Department will never ask for your account number, social security number or PIN.
Be money smart
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