SECURITY TIP FOR THE QUARTER
TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION


Have you been asked to receive or send funds by an online friend or love interest who is struggling due to COVID-19 or unemployment? Or has someone recently asked you to provide your account information, or online banking credentials? If so, it might be a scam.

Protect yourself by keeping your information safe, and never receive or send money on behalf of someone else using your own bank account. If you think you may have been scammed, contact us immediately so we can help protect you from financial loss.

Learn how to keep yourself protected:
 

COMMON SCAMS
BE WARY OF COMMON SCAMS


If you think you may have been scammed, or one of the situations below sound familiar to you, contact us immediately. Tell us about your situation and any information that might be compromised and request to block or close your accounts to help protect you from financial loss.

Common scams to be aware of:

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IDENTITY THEFT
TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL IDENTITY


Account fraud or identity theft occurs when a person gains access to your personal information, (your bank account number or Social Security number, for example) and then uses this information for illegal purposes – or to withdraw money from your account.

Here are some tips to protect your personal identity:

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PROTECTING INFORMATION
KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION PRIVATE


Do not share passwords or login credentials with others. You should also be cautious when sharing personal information, such as your Social Security Number (SSN) and Debit Card PIN. American Savings Bank will never initiate an email, cell phone text message or phone call and ask you to reveal any private information, including your account information. For best practice, memorize ATM card PIN and Online Banking login credentials. Do not write or keep your PIN in an easily found place.
 

How to keep your personal information private:

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AVOIDING FRAUD
KNOW THE BAD STUFF

In today's world, providing personal information online is a commonplace activity. However, one of the risks of doing so is being affected by a data breach - the release of personally identifiable, confidential information.

Here are some ways you can protect yourself and your information:

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The FDIC offers these guides for your protection:

Cybersecurity Guide for Financial Institution Customers :
Offers tips on protecting and maintaining computer systems, mobile devices, and connections to the Internet.
Cybersecurity Guide for Businesses :
Focuses on the cybersecurity needs of commercial customers and includes information on safeguarding systems and data, and things to consider in a networked environment.

Additional Resources:

Federal Bureau of Investigations:
Accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.
Federal Trade Commission:
Helps to report and recover from identity theft.
Consumer Financial Protection Buerau - Fraud and Scams:
Resources can help you prevent, recognize, and report scams and fraud.
Cyber Readiness Institute:
Focuses on the development of practical and free resources to help small and medium-sized enterprises build resilient cyber programs.