5 Habits To Start Now To Avoid Cyber Fraud

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here, and it’s the perfect time to start forming simple yet effective habits to keep your finances safe from fraudsters. We’ve compiled a list of five easy habits that you can adopt to safeguard your hard-earned money. Remember, we’re just a call away 24/7 if you ever have questions or concerns.

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Strong, Unique Passwords: Make it a habit to create strong, unique passwords for all your online accounts, especially your bank account. Avoid using easily guessable information like birthdays or common words. A good password combines letters, numbers, and special characters. Consider using a reliable password manager to keep track of your login credentials securely.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Whenever possible, activate 2FA for your online accounts. This extra layer of security requires you to provide a second piece of information (like a one-time code sent to your phone) in addition to your password. It’s a simple step that significantly enhances your account’s protection.

Regular Account Check-Ups: Get into the habit of reviewing your bank statements and transaction history regularly. Look for any unfamiliar or suspicious transactions. The sooner you spot and report any discrepancies, the quicker we can take action to secure your account.

Beware of Unsolicited Communications: Cybercriminals often use phishing emails, texts, or calls to trick you into revealing personal or financial information. Make it a rule never to click on links or download attachments from unsolicited sources. When in doubt, call us directly.

Keep Software Updated: Another easy habit to adopt is keeping your devices and software up to date. Updates often contain crucial security patches that protect your devices from vulnerabilities that cybercriminals exploit. Enable automatic updates whenever possible to ensure you’re always running the latest, most secure versions.

By incorporating these five habits into your daily routine, you can significantly reduce your vulnerability to cyber fraud and protect your money. And remember, if you ever encounter any doubts or need assistance, the best thing to do is call us. Your financial security is our top priority. For more cybersecurity tips, visit our resource center.

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.