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Internet Safety Tips

Heartland National Bank is committed to ensure your safety and the confidentiality of your information. Here are a few safety tips when using the internet:

  • Look for secure sites before conducting business—look to make sure the web address begins with https: and there is a lock icon on the status bar. Both show that the information is secure and encrypted.

  • Be wary of emails—many emails warn that you will be locked out of a site unless you submit confidential information to verify your account. This information can include user names, passwords, social security numbers or account numbers. NEVER SUBMIT THIS INFORMATION. Legitimate sites will never ask you to provide this information through an email. If you are unsure, contact your vendor using a number not published in the email to ensure validity.

  • Be wary of identity theft—keep a close eye on your bank account activity and remember to shred all unused checks, bills and statements to prevent unauthorized use.

  • Look out for “advance-fee” demands—be careful of any online seller that wants you to send checks or money orders to a post office box before you receive goods or services you’ve been promised.

These are only a few tips to help keep you safe on the internet. Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. If you have any questions about internet security, feel free to contact any of our offices.

 


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