To avoid identity theft and account hacking, be wary of the information you share — and not just online. You must also be careful about what you share over the telephone. Here are several examples of online and phone scams with reminders of what you shouldn’t share online.
Save time and trips to a branch or ATM when you deposit checks using the Family Trust app and the camera on your smartphone or tablet. Just tap, snap, and deposit! Deposit your checks anytime and anywhere – when it’s convenient for you.
Unexpected events can take a toll on your financial security. While you can’t predict what experiences, you will encounter in life, there are steps you can take to prepare for the unexpected. A job loss or an expensive car payment will be much more manageable if you’ve created a financial security net to fall back on.
It’s not great news for mobile device users. Overall, attacks on mobile devices nearly doubled, from 66.4 million in 2017 to 116.5 million by the end of 2018. Even more disturbing is the huge jump in banking malware attacks involving Android mobile users–up almost 300% since 2017. This jump alone involved 1.8 million Android mobile banking users attacked last year.
Keeping children safe online can be a challenge. The apps kids download, or sideload (for free) from sites outside of the official app stores can unfortunately put them in danger. Hackers and other nefarious actors look to take advantage of children who are not aware of the personal information an app can request for download.