Banks take many safeguards to protect their customers’ data. Bank customers need to take an active role in protecting their own privacy. To ensure your personal information is safe you should:
• Create c0mplic@T3D passwords. The more complex the better. Change passwords frequently and don’t share with friends and family.
• Monitor your accounts. Check your account activity frequently. Use internet Banking or Telephone Banking so you can check between monthly statements. If there is suspicious activity, notify your bank immediately.
• Protect yourself online. Keep computers and other devices up-to-date on anti-virus and malware protection. never give out personal information in response to unsolicited email (or telephone calls). Only open links from trusted sources.
Your bank will never contact you by email asking for your password, PIN, or account information. If someone does — it may be an identity thief. These are steps recommended by the ABA (American Bankers Association) for all bank customers.