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Tips - Banking Online Safety

  • Monitor Your Account Regularly
    • Make sure transactions posted are ones you have authorized.
    • Report any suspected fraudulent or suspicious activity to your bank.
  • Look out for Strange Emails
    • Never respond to emails that claim to be from your bank or any other company that asks you for account details or passwords.
    • Banks will not reach out to you over email to ask for details.
  • Avoid clicking links in emails
    • You should never visit a website by clicking on a link provided in an email. You should search that website using your browser. Embedded links in emails can contain a virus. Always go to the website yourself and avoid links sent to you.
  • Change your bank passwords regularly
    • HomeBank requires that your password be changed frequently and that you verify your email address is still accurate.
    • You should consider changing any password you use especially online.
  • Enable two-factor authentication
    • Many financial institutions have added a layer of security for account holders. Two-factor authentication requires you to enter an extra verification credential before you can access your account when using a different computer.
    • HomeBank has two-factor authentication turned on for business customers and soon it will become a requirement for consumers.
  • Disable automatic login
    • Staying logged in is so much easier than remembering all those passwords but it is never safe.
    • Never allow your web browser to store private username and password information for your online banking websites.
  • Only use your Bank’s official mobile apps
    • Make sure you download apps from reputable sources such as Apple Store or Google Play Store.
  • Not sure if something is legitimate?
    • If you have questions give us a call ~ we will be happy to help you!