Online Security Tips
Protect yourself from Identity Theft
As a Community Bank, we are careful guardians of our customers' personal information; but as our customer you must practice caution in stores, online and in your daily routines.
Simple steps can be taken to keep your information safe; such as, not giving out your personal information unless you are positive who you are dealing with, shredding or destroying papers containing your personal information, and reviewing your credit report once a year for changed addresses and fraudulent charges. For more information on how to protect yourself against Identity-Theft you can visit the following link: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt01.shtm.
We will never contact you for your passwords or login information.
Bank of Mount Hope offers these tips for consumers on the safe use of mobile banking:
- Invest in an antivirus application for your mobile device.
- Never provide personal identification or banking information over your mobile device unless you initiate the contact and you know that you’re dealing directly with your bank.
- Never share your password, account number, PIN and answers to secret questions. Don't save this information anywhere on your phone.
- Never set the app, web or client-text service to automatically log you in to your bank account. If your phone is lost or stolen, someone will have free access to your money.
- Set the phone to require a password to power on the handset or awake it from sleep mode.
- Remember, your bank would never contact or text message you asking for personal or banking information. Assume any unsolicited text request is fraudulent. Giving this information places your finances and privacy at risk.
- Immediately tell your mobile operator and your bank if you lose your phone
Below are links to government websites and resources concerning online identity theft and steps you can take to protect yourself online.