Safe and Convenient Mobile Banking Tips

Convenience is the driving factor in the rise of mobile banking. It opens the doors to consumer choice and access to banking options. But, as mobile devices, like smart phones and tablets, become more popular, hackers are finding savvy ways to steal information. Be cautious when using mobile devices to do their banking.

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Tax Time is Crime Time

It’s tax season and criminals are seizing the opportunity for scams. Don’t become the next victim.

Scammers leverage every means at their disposal to separate you from your money, your identity, or anything else of value they can get. They may offer seemingly legitimate “tax services” designed to steal your identity and your tax refund, . . . → Read More: Tax Time is Crime Time

Safe Surfing

As your bank, we take information security very seriously. Take a few moments to remind yourself to stay safe when browsing the internet. Many of these are simple reminders.

1. Think twice before you click.
Just like links in Phishing emails, links on websites or in search engine results are opening a website or document. If that website . . . → Read More: Safe Surfing

Don’t get caught by a phishing scam

The 15th annual National Consumer Protection Week is March 3-9. The week is dedicated to helping consumers protect their privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft and avoid frauds and scams.

Internet “phishing” scams are one of the fastest-growing frauds today. Phishing expeditions can range from an elaborate website with fake graphics and logos to a . . . → Read More: Don’t get caught by a phishing scam

It Might Be Wireless, But Is It Secure?

A Short Guide to Bluetooth Security

Wireless devices help us move our lives along faster and more efficiently. Let’s face it, they allow us to do more work, and have more fun along the way. However, security shouldn’t take a backseat to convenience, so take a few moments to think about Bluetooth security and how you can . . . → Read More: It Might Be Wireless, But Is It Secure?

Get Smart About Smartphone Security

Smartphone security becomes more important every day as we add mobile banking and other personal information to our phones. It is estimated that there are 120 million American smartphone users, however, less than 5% of smartphones use third-party security software and more than 40% lack anti-virus software. More than half of users do not use password . . . → Read More: Get Smart About Smartphone Security

Tips for Happier Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and whether you plan to make your purchases at a local retailer, at a shopping mall or online, taking a few precautions can save you time, money and stress down the road. Follow these tips from the Iowa Attorney General’s office to help you have a safe and happy holiday . . . → Read More: Tips for Happier Holiday Shopping

Combat Cyber Fraud

Learn how to protect your small business, yourself, your family and your devices with these tips.

Small Business Owners
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small businesses to transfer funds from accounts and steal private information, a fraud referred to as “corporate account takeover.” Criminals use spoofed emails, malicious software and online social networks to obtain login credentials . . . → Read More: Combat Cyber Fraud

Don’t Get Phished

Internet “phishing” scams are one of the fastest-growing frauds today. Phishing expeditions can range from an elaborate website with fake graphics and logos to a simple text email offering a great mortgage rate. Both are designed for one purpose: to collect email recipients’ personal financial details, such as credit card numbers, bank account usernames and passwords.

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Protect Your Privacy on Summer Vacation

The arrival of warmer weather probably has many of us dreaming of relaxing on the beach or enjoying some other type of sunny summer vacation. But nothing can make a warm vacation go cold quite like getting your identity stolen. So as you make your summer travel plans, consider these tips for protecting your privacy.

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