Gate City Bank is committed to the protection of your personal information and wants to help you avoid fraud and identity theft scams. While we monitor your accounts around-the-clock for suspicious activity, there are steps you can take to prevent becoming a victim. Following best practices for email, as well as online and offline identity protection will assist in reducing your risk.
Visit our Financial Education Center to learn more about how you can prevent theft and protect your identity.
If you choose a generic username when creating an online account (for example, online banking), you will be more susceptible to a robot automatically logging in. For example, if you have a username of fraudguy, that would be much easier for a randomized program to guess than [email protected]. This will decrease the chances that your username will be guessed. Also, if you have a username of fraudguy1 and everyone wants that login name, you might have another person with fraudguy11 and just by mistyping, this could cause an account to be locked. For additional information on the importance of strong usernames and passwords, click here.
Online identity protection means following best practices to help you search the Internet safely and securely.
Offline identity protection means following best practices to help you secure your personal information in the “real world.”
In our digital world, money transfer schemes are evolving as cyber thieves become more sophisticated. Follow these tips to keep your money safe from wire fraud.
Social media is a fun way to interact with others, but it is important to stay secure when using social media. We have put together a list of tips to help you enjoy social media safely!