You can be the greatest layer of protection between a criminal and your money simply by checking your account each day. Just log onto online banking or the mobile app and look at your account. If you see anything out of the ordinary, call us immediately at 740-943-2317 (even outside our normal hours).
Here are some additional tips to help keep your money safe all year long.
How & Where You Shop Matters
There are simple ways to better protect yourself whenever you’re shopping online. Always use credit cards instead of debit cards for online purchases. Otherwise, hackers could get access to your bank account and wipe out all your money in the blink of an eye. Another tip involves your internet connection. While it might be tempting to use someone’s Free Wi-Fi to do some shopping, you should avoid it. While it might be convenient, it’s definitely not secure for transmitting your credit card information. Only shop with a secure connection at home.
If you’re traveling, contact us with details (where you’re going and when you’ll be there) so we can make a note on your account. Otherwise, your out of town purchases could be flagged (and blocked) as potential fraud.