Although online banking
is safe and secure, you should always take special care when banking online. Use these tips as a guide to ensure that you are protecting your account.
Choose a unique login
When creating your account login, choose something that is unique and not easy to guess. Avoid your birthdate, your address and your Social Security number. Also, make sure your online bank account login is different than your other online logins for shopping or stores.
Keep your login private
Your login information is important to the protection of your account; memorize it and avoid writing it down. Keep your login to yourself, and don’t share it with anyone. If, for any reason, you do share your login with another person, change it immediately.
Check your balance often
You should check the balance of your online bank account on a regular basis. By doing so, you can ensure that your account is safe and protected against unauthorized use.
Update your software
Make sure your computer or laptop is protected with a good security software program and antivirus software. Investing in a robust and effective antivirus program could save you a lot of troubles in the future and will help secure your computer online.
Secure your internet connection
If you have a wireless network at home, make sure you have activated the security settings on your router to prevent others from accessing it.
Avoid public computers
Avoid accessing your online banking account from a public computer. If you have to do so, never leave it unattended and always log out right after you've finished your banking session.
Don’t Share Account Information – Be Cautious of Emails
A popular way hackers attempt to gain access to your online banking account is through deceptive emails designed to look like it is from your financial institution. These emails may contain a fraudulent link requesting you to log in to your online banking account, with the intention of capturing your login credentials. To protect your online account, always review the sender’s email address, and if you’re unsure, manually type the known online banking URL in the browser’s address bar. If an email you receive looks suspicious, do not reply or enter your login information, and contact Fidelity Bank immediately.