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Safeguard Your Bank Accounts

Now more than ever, you can manage your bank account from wherever you are. Whether you're waiting in line at the grocery store, or watching your favorite TV show from the couch. Online and mobile banking have many advantages, from helping you pay a bill to depositing a check. 

While enjoying the benefits of Online Banking and digital finance tools, it’s important to keep security and how to protect your bank account from fraud top-of-mind. Cyber crimes are a growing threat, and criminals are using more sophisticated methods in an attempt to steal personal information online.

Follow These Easy Steps to Prevent Identity Theft by Safeguarding Your Bank Account

  • Sign up for Online Banking and check your accounts regularly
  • Sign up for eStatements in Online Banking to prevent theft of paper documents
  • Set up for Alerts in Online Banking to help you detect suspicious activity
  • Set up Card Controls in Online Banking to protect use of your debit card
  • Use unique passwords for every account
  • Update your passwords often
  • Monitor your account activity regularly and often
  • Log in with Touch or Face ID
  • Keep documents such as your social security card or passport in a secure area at home or in a safety deposit box
  • Review your credit report at least once a year. You can get a free credit report once a year from each of the three major credit bureaus at www.annualcreditreport.com
  • Shred private documents such as receipts, applications and bank statements
  • Never provide personal information, access to your computer or transfer money based on unsolicited calls, text or emails


Report Fraud

If you find any suspicious activity with your Mechanics Bank accounts or suspect fraud, please report it immediately to us first by calling toll free:  800.797.6324.

Next, take the proper steps to report with the three major credit reporting agencies and your local law enforcement. 

 

How to Report

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