Online Banking Accounts

Remain Safe When Using Online Banking Accounts

For those who are afraid of being robbed of their online banking accounts by cyber thieves, the answer is a resounding no. They will tell you that criminals are hiding in the network. They are just waiting for the opportunity to steal your bank information. Yes, that’s right, cyber thieves are waiting to get your information. Likewise, there are thieves waiting to steal your emails and receive your important information, or thieves waiting to steal your credit cards and steal them.

But if you are afraid of using online banking account, you need to know something about internet banking.

Is internet banking safe?

How can online banking help you stay more secure? Allows you to control your account between phrases.

How many times have you received your request to find out if there is a problem? The check you remember can only be found for more than what you wrote for it. Or you can buy and withdraw from ATMs that you did not.

If you can identify problems more quickly, you can prevent further disasters. Online banking can be safe if you follow certain security rules:

Choosing a password for online banking accounts

Use common sense. Do not choose your date of birth. Do not choose animal names if you carry them in your purse or wallet, or if people around you know the names of animals. Thieves are smart enough to try out pet names and dates of birth. Use strong passwords – this means a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols and numbers that are not easy to guess. Some experts separate long words or two long words with symbols or numbers.

Do not share passwords with anyone

Well, it certainly sounds simple enough. However, do you accidentally send your online banking password to strangers? Have you written your personal account’s passwords or business account’s password on your wallet ? Your wallet that could be mistaken if lost or stolen?

And remember, you should not worry only about strangers. According to a survey of personal information account  conducted, victim respondents stated that 43% of them thought they knew a thief.

28% stated that the thief did the same with other family members.

There are no password files on your computer

Again, a computer, especially a laptop, with all its passwords can be stolen. And if you get rid of your old computer, be sure to remove the hard drive and delete it along with all the confidential information. Especially do not keep your your online banking information like your card number, your banking user name or your online banking provider .

Use different passwords for different accounts

If you use the same username and password for all online personal banking accounts and your banking information is compromised for a single account, all accounts will be compromised. Be careful when you are choosing a username for your personal banking bankingor your business banking account

Do not respond to emails requesting personal information

No matter how official the email is, do not disclose your personal information. If you receive an email suspending your account, contact the bank using the phone number in your account statement instead of the number provided in the email. And never follow the link in such an email.

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