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Financial Securty Tips

In light of major data breaches at retailers such as Home Depot and Target, please take a moment to review a few tips to help keep your accounts secure.

  • Be sure to use unique passwords for all financial online accounts.  Never share or duplicate usage of your password, account number, PIN, or answers to security questions.
  • Monitor all of your financial accounts and report any suspicious activity, such as false or multiple charges, to your bank immediately.
  • Do not save credit or debit card, banking account or routing numbers, or other financial information on your computer, phone or tablet.
  • Be vigilant about using a password on mobile devices.  Be sure to set your devices to automatically lock up after a selected period of time to ensure no one can access your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
  • Do not provide your secure financial information over the phone or Internet if you are unsure of who is asking for it.  Contact your community bank directly using the phone number from your bank statement or telephone directory, or stop in the bank to speak with someone in person.  Remember, your community bank will never contact or text you asking for personal or banking information.  Assume any unsolicited text request is fraudulent.
  • Be aware of the location of your mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) at all times.  Only log on financial websites when you have a secure, safe, and trusted internet connection.

If you think your financial data has been compromised, please notify the Bank immediately.  The sooner the suspicious activity is identified, the sooner it can be resolved.