Safe Online and Mobile Banking
Online and mobile banking are very convenient, but they can create risks if not managed carefully. While your bank employs the highest security measures to keep your account safe, you must protect your devices, passwords, and personal details when using online and mobile banking platforms.
The following tips may help you protect and safeguard your information:
- Never disclose passwords or other personal information in response to an email, phone call or letter purporting to be from Trustmark or another financial institution. Banks will never request this information.
- Always use a secure internet connection to connect to your bank. Look for ‘HTTPS’ at the beginning of the address and the padlock symbol in the browser frame.
- When banking from your desktop, type your bank’s website address into your browser instead of following a link or a bookmark, as they can be compromised.
- When using a mobile banking app, make sure you connect over a secure network rather than a public Wi-Fi hotspot. You can also disable the Wi-Fi and switch to a cellular network. It’s always best to use the mobile banking app sanctioned by your bank.
- Use strong passwords and PINs; use a different password and PIN for each website.
- Ensure you have effective and updated antivirus/antispyware software and firewall running before you log in to your bank account.
- Do not reveal your passwords or PINs to anyone else or write them down.
- If you notice any unusual transactions in your statement, report them immediately.
- Cancel paper statements as they are easily intercepted and read. Instead, opt-in for e-statements and/or register for mobile alerts.
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1. According to AARP – The median net worth of Americans under 35 is now $3,662. Ages 55 to 64 – $162.065 in net worth
2. 18 to 24 year olds average 510 Facebook Friends and ages 55 to 64 averages 113
3. The percentage of young people with drivers licenses has plunged. They driver about a quarter less than their counterparts did eight years ago.
4. 41 percent of young people are not hooked up to a landline phone. Guess what – 83% of them sleep next to their mobile devices
5. KFC fears that “Generation Mc Nugget” doesn’t understand old- school chicken with bones. Solution – Buckets of Boneless chicken
6. Only 18 percent of those who are 18 to 34 say owning their own home is is one of the most important things in their life
7. Saving the Planet? – Three times more Millennials than boomers said they did not make any personal effort to help the environment
source:- Meghan Bogardus – AARP – The Magazine