Keep Your AccountS Safe
Equifax Data Breach (September 2017) - Equifax, one of the nation's three major credit reporting agencies, announced on Thursday, September 7, that 143 million people could be affected by a recent data breach. It may be in your best interest to understand the information Equifax has been issuing in response. Follow the links below to find out more information about the Equifax Data Breach:
- Equifax will continue to provide the most current information regarding the breach at Equifax Security 2017.
- Consumers are encouraged to check whether your information was potentially comprimised.
- Review steps you can take to protect your information: Equifax Data Breach: WI Banking Industry has Consumers’ Backs
- Be on guard for suspicious emails or phone calls that try to trick you into disclosing personal information. With a data breach of this scale, many of us will receive emails and calls that claim to be from Equifax or our banks or creditors or law enforcement, and ask us to click on links or fill out forms or provide even more personal information. Equifax will not call consumers regarding this breach.
Tech Support Scam (September 2017) - If you get an unexpected pop-up, call, spam email or other urgent message about problems with your computer, stop. Don’t click on any links, don’t give control of your computer and don’t send any money. Review this FTC article for more information regarding this scam. If you believe you have been the victim of this scam, contact us immediately.
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Online banking is easy and convenient to use, but you do need to take a few simple precautions to make sure that your online experience with State Bank of Chilton stays secure.
State Bank of Chilton will NEVER send you an e-mail asking you to confirm your personal information. If you receive an e-mail asking you to click a link to go to our eBranch Online Banking, DO NOT CONTINUE. Close the web browser and call the Bank at (866) 742-2823, or forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When you are logging into your online banking account, look for a small padlock icon next to the URL or site address. Also, the URL of the site you are on should begin with https, not http. Both of these security features show that you are accessing your account over an encrypted, secure connection. Always remember to logout when you are done.
- Make sure that you have a strong password. Create one that is 8 or more characters, and combines letters, numbers and symbols. Don't use the same user ID and password you use on other websites. Don’t use your social security number as your user ID or password.
- Make sure that your computer is safe and updated. Your computer operating system (Windows, Mac OS) and browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) can be kept up to date by downloading any current software and security updates. These patches or service packs should be installed as soon as you are notified that they are available. In addition, don’t open email attachments or install free software from unknown websites or senders. Doing this can give others access to the information on your computer.
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