Use a current browser that supports secure and
Install and regularly update virus detection
Do not allow unauthorized access to your PC.
Do not install pirated software or software from an
If using cable modems for Internet access, don't
keep the connection active when not in use; install personal firewall
Do not open e-mail attachments from unknown
Consumer Tips for Securing Online Financial
Conduct financial transactions first in any online
session. After completing financial transactions online, including a credit
card purchase, logoff before continuing other online activity. This may help
to protect your confidential data (account numbers, passwords, etc.).
Protect your PINS and passwords; create
alpha-numeric PINS and passwords that do not use readily identifiable
information like names, birth dates, phone numbers or other familiar words.
When applying online for any financial account,
ensure that you are dealing with a reputable, federally insured institution
with secured Web pages.
Notify us immediately of any changes in your
Do not give personal information, such as account
numbers or Social Security numbers on the telephone, through the mail, or
over the Internet unless you initiated the contact or know with whom you are
Store personal information in a safe place and tear
up old credit card and ATM receipts, old account statements, and unused
credit card offers before throwing them away.
Protect your PINS and other passwords. Avoid using
easily available information like your mother's maiden name, your birth
date, the last four-digits of your Social Security number, your phone
Carry only the minimum amount of identifying
information and the number of credit cards that you need.
Pay attention to your account billing cycles and
statements. Make sure they arrive the same time each month.
Check account statements carefully to ensure all
charges, checks, or withdrawals were authorized.
Guard your mail from theft. If you have the type of
mailbox with a flag to signal the box contains mail, do not leave bill
payment envelopes in your mailbox with the flag up. Instead, deposit them in
a post office collection box or at the local post office. Promptly remove
all incoming mail.
Order copies of your credit report from each of the
three major credit bureaus once a year to ensure they are accurate.
Consumers are entitled to receive one free credit report from each of the
three major bureaus annually. Visit
www.annualcreditreport.com for more information.
If you prefer not to receive preapproved offers of
credit, you can opt out of such offers by calling 1-888-5 -OPTOUT or
If you want to remove your name from many national
direct mail lists, send your name and address to: DMA Mail Preference
Service, PO Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512.
If you want to reduce the number of telephone
solicitations from many national marketers, send your name, address, and
telephone number to: DMA Telephone Preference Service, PO Box 1559, Carmel,
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