The importance of protecting your financial information is more critical than ever. Fraud and financial theft is on the rise and the best defense is an effective offense!
See below for a summary of basic steps to protect your financial information.
- Identity Theft Guidelines
- Protect your computer and your mobile device like you would your wallet or purse.
- Be alert to online impersonators and scam artists.
- Secure your social security number and only divulge with careful deliberation.
- Protect your on-line banking passwords, your debit card PIN numbers, and any personal information.
- Review your statements and report any unauthorized transactions immediately.
- Use strong passwords and change them often.
- Please know that FNBLG will never call or email you requesting your social security number or password.
- Keep your important papers secure, shred sensitive documents, be careful with your mail, and exercise caution with those with whom you entrust your information.
- For your further protection, FNBLG has implemented Secure Email. If you plan to send us documents that contain account numbers or other non-public information, please contact a Personal Banker, Loan or Trust Officer in advance, so that an email can be sent via our secure encryption system.
- Please notify us if you will be traveling and plan to use your FNBLG debit or credit card. If you call us, we may ask for some general information in order to identify you so that we can assist you.
- Identity Theft Resources
The FTC has an extensive site detailing methods to protect your financial information. As a brochure on their website states: Make identity protection part of your Daily Routine.
The FDIC also has several articles on how to avoid scams and protect your financial information.