Bank Safely This Holiday Season
'Tis the season to unwind with your loved ones and enjoy the end of the year - don't let a scam get in the way of the fun! Check out our tips below so you can be alert and stay relaxed this holiday season.
Peace of mind. Convenience. Control. Use your card management tools and have full confidence in what your cards are being used for. Turn your cards on/off at your discretion, set spending limits, and know where your cards are stored online, all at the edge of your fingertips.
Avoid Payment Scams
Scams may arise from payment apps such as Zelle®, Venmo®, PayPal®, and CashApp®. Exercise caution as you make payment transactions during the holiday season. Be sure you know exactly who you are sending money to and be aware of "Pay Yourself" scams.
Stay Clear of Charity Scams
The holidays are a great time to give back and support worthy causes. However, don't let a fraudulent charity take advantage of your generosity. These tips below from the Federal Trade Commission share about how you can safely make donations and ensure your money is going to the right place!
Be Aware of Phishing Attempts
Phishing is the process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity using bulk email which tries to evade spam filters.
Exercise Safe Mailing Practices
If you're sending gifts to family and friends this holiday season, be sure to do so with care as fraudsters may target blue mailboxes looking for checks that they can check wash.
Use Online and Mobile Banking
Enroll in online and mobile banking. This is the quickest and easiest way to keep track of your finances 24/7 so you can have convenient, secure access to your money, anywhere, anytime.