Protect yourself from becoming a victim of scams and fraudulent activity.
Below are a few tips to help keep you safe:
- Check your bank statements regularly
- Don’t share your PIN number and don’t write it down anywhere
- Don’t give anyone access to your card information or store your card information on children’s devices
- Avoid using your debit card to make online transactions (We have amazing credit card options)
- Look for the secure transaction symbol when making online transactions
- Use secured wireless connections when making online transactions or checking your online account
- Use ATM’s at financial institutions
- Keep your contact information up-to-date with your financial institution
- Report problems or suspicious activity immediately
Common scams to be cautious about:
- Calls/texts from “Amazon” about an order you did not place saying a large amount would be withdrawn from your account. Be aware that Amazon will never call you to confirm an order.
- Calls from the “Social Security Administration” or “IRS” saying that your social security number has been compromised. Be aware that the Social Security Administration and IRS will never call, text or email. A letter will always be mailed.
- Scammers who will convince their victims to give them access to their computer. Never allow someone you do not know access to your computer.
- “Love” scams. Be aware of situations where a significant other you have never met in person asks you to transfer money or give them access to your accounts.