At Belmont Savings Bank, we take Internet Security seriously. We value our Customers and the relationships we have built with you and your family and hope that you never become the victim of Cyber-Fraud or Identity Theft. Below are some tips to help protect yourself online.
Mobile Device Security
General PC Security
In a social engineering attack, an attacker uses human interaction to manipulate a person into providing them information. People have a natural tendency to trust. Social engineering attacks attempt to exploit this tendency to steal your information. Once the information has been stolen it can be used to commit fraud or identity theft.
Criminals use a variety of social engineering attacks to attempt to steal information, including:
The following sections explain the meaning of these common attacks and provide tips you can use to avoid being a victim.
Website spoofing is the act of creating a fake website to mislead individuals into sharing sensitive information. Spoofed websites are typically created to look exactly like a legitimate website published by a trusted organization.
Phishing is when an attacker attempts to acquire information by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishing messages often direct the recipient to a spoof website. Phishing attacks are typically carried out through email, instant messaging, telephone calls, social media, and text messages (SMS).
Be On Alert
People are trying to steal your personal information. Remember to be on alert for the following types of threats to your mobile financial services.
Phishing is a social engineering tactic used to obtain personal information by masquerading as a trustworthy individual through electronic communications. Some specific types of phishing include spoofing, SMiShing, and vishing.
Unsecured Wireless Networks
If you can access an Internet network without entering a password or network key, unauthorized individuals are also able to do so. If you are on an unsecured wireless network, such as a mobile or Wi-Fi hotspot, do not use your mobile device to transmit sensitive data.
Watch for potentially compromised websites. If the website has a security error or your browser gives you a warning about the site, use caution. If you go to one web address and are redirected to another, close your mobile device’s browser immediately and remember: When in doubt, do not click.
Report Fraudulent or Suspicious Activity
Contact us immediately if you suspect you have fallen victim to a social engineering attack and have disclosed information concerning your accounts.
Call us at 704-825-9861 or visit at 210 Park Street, Belmont, NC 28012.