Keep Your AccountS Safe
Tech Support Scams:
Tech support scammers may try to lure you with a pop-up window that appears on your computer screen. It might look like an error message from your operating system or antivirus software, and it might use logos from trusted companies or websites. The message in the window warns of a security issue on your computer and tells you to call a phone number to get help.
2 Things To Know To Avoid a Tech Support Scam
- Legitimate tech companies won’t contact you by phone, email or text message to tell you there’s a problem with your computer.
- Security pop-up warnings from real tech companies will never ask you to call a phone number.
Fraudulent Social Security Alert:
Have you gotten calls about supposed problems with your Social Security number from callers pretending they’re with the Social Security Administration (SSA)? Or calls from supposed IRS agents? Visit the FTC's website for ways to protect yourself from falling victim to these callers.
Take a Look at Our Top Security Tips:
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 email asking you to confirm your personal information. If you receive an email 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 eight 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 (e.g. Windows, Mac OS) and browser (e.g. 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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Contact our team today if you have additional questions about online banking security. We are always happy to help!