Navigating the Digital World Safely: Online Banking Fraud Prevention Tips from FNB

Newsroom. Online Banking Fraud Prevention. Tips on how to detect and prevent online banking frauds. Tips from FNB

In an era where digital convenience is often intertwined with online risks, safeguarding your financial information has never been more crucial. At First National Bank & Trust, your security is our top priority. We’re here to guide you through understanding online banking fraud and how to protect your accounts effectively.

Understanding Online Banking Fraud:

Online banking fraud can occur in various forms, from phishing scams to identity theft. Fraudsters continuously develop sophisticated methods to deceive individuals into divulging sensitive information, leading to unauthorized access to bank accounts.

Tips to Keep Your Account Safe:

  1. Strong and Unique Passwords: Use complex and unique passwords for your banking accounts. Avoid common words and include a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  2. Enable Two-Factor Authentication: This adds an extra layer of security. Even if someone gets your password, they won’t be able to access your account without this second verification step.
  3. Beware of Phishing Scams: Be cautious with emails or messages requesting personal information. First National Bank & Trust will never ask for your passwords or PINs via email or text.
  4. Regular Account Monitoring: Regularly check your account for any unauthorized transactions. Report any suspicious activity immediately.
  5. Secure Networks: Avoid using public Wi-Fi for banking transactions. Use a secure, private connection or a VPN for added security.
  6. Update Your Devices: Keep your devices updated with the latest security software, browser, and operating system versions.
  7. Educate Yourself: Stay informed about the latest online fraud tactics. We often update our customers on new types of fraud through our website and newsletters.

First National Bank & Trust’s Commitment:

We continuously invest in advanced security measures to protect your online banking experience. Our systems are designed to detect and prevent fraud, and our team is always on alert to respond to potential threats. If you ever think your account has been compromised please contact us immediately by phone at: 918.756.8440.

Your online security is a partnership between you and your bank. By staying vigilant and following these tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of online banking fraud. Remember, we’re here to help. If you ever have concerns about your account or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact First National Bank & Trust.