Tips for Performing Financial Transactions Safely Online – Tip #5

5. Monitor Your Account Activity

  • Utilize Online Banking and Mobile Banking to monitor your account activity
  • Set-up account alerts by email and text message
  • Request a credit report to detect potential fraud
  • Each year, you’re entitled to one free credit report from each of the major U.S. Credit Bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion
  • Visit www.annualcreditreport.com to get this free report

Tips for Performing Financial Transactions Safely Online – Tip #3

3. Look For Signs a Website is Legitimate

  • Before entering any personal information, check to see if the web address is secure by looking for https and a padlock; the padlock may be in the address bar or in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
  • Make sure you’re at the correct site by looking for a green address bar; below are examples of this from CNB’s website:
    • Internet Explorer
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • Apple Safari