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 weekly from each of the three major credit bureaus at
  • 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
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Use Online Bill Pay to Help Reduce Fraud

It may actually be safer to manage your personal finances electronically. In fact, researchers find it's more likely a thief will lift financial information -- like a bill or a bank statement -- from your mailbox than from your computer. Bill Pay is an online service that allows you to pay your bills securely through Online Banking. You can set up one-time payments, schedule future payments or create recurring. Discover the security and benefits of Online Bill Pay