The following websites provide further information for consumers:
We also want to help our customers become financially educated, so we’re proud to offer the First Nebraska Bank Financial Education Center. Our short interactive learning modules will give you the right skills to manage your financial future. Try it out!
Before revealing any personal identification information, find out how it will be used and whether it will be shared with others. Don’t divulge unnecessary information.
Other protections include the following:
If you suspect that someone has been using your personal information, you should contact the following:
In addition, you should cancel/close existing accounts held in your name and open new accounts with new passwords.
Phishing has become a common internet threat literally “fishes” for your personal information through bogus emails and websites. Phishing is internet piracy that seeks to obtain account numbers, passwords, Social Security information and other confidential information in order to loot your checking account or charge items on your credit cards.
You might receive an email that seems to come from a respected business, even one you have a relationship with, or a government agency. The email typically warns of a problem that you must attend to immediately using words like “Immediate Attention Required” or “Contact Us Immediately.”
In most phishing scams, clicking on the link in the email will redirect you to a fraudulent website where you are asked to enter or “verify” your financial information. If you provide your information, the scammers steal it, and you may find yourself a victim of fraud.
Worms, viruses and spyware that appear on the internet and bring a variety of problems to unsuspecting users. Some have the capability to install software on an end-user’s computer with the intent of collecting internet banking or financial data and communicating the data back to the attacker.
A financial institution or a service provider cannot prevent scammers from sending these items programs and infecting people’s computers. What we can do, however, is ensure that our systems are virus-free, properly patched and that our users are knowledgeable about the risks.
The following are tips to help protect your computer and information:
You can also view the security levels provided on any page by going to File > Properties in the menu bar.
For more tips on protecting your computer and personal information, visit the following websites: