As a consumer, the Federal Reserve Bank sets forth certain protections for consumers that conduct electronic transactions. Account relationships afforded these rights and protections are those held by a natural person and those maintained for personal, family, and household purposes, primarily accounts held by individuals for non-business purposes. For more information, visit the above link.
Call us immediately at 262-754-5555 if you believe there has been an error on your Spring Bank account.
INTERNET SECURITY FOR BUSINESSES
Online Banking is one of many features available to you through Spring Bank. The access to online banking leads you through the internet... and all its related safety concerns. Visit the above link for important information and tips for our Business customers to help safeguard their use of the internet.
CONSUMER FINANCE INFORMATION
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was established by Congress to protect consumers. The CFPB offers information to educate consumers, to monitor and track changes in the financial markets, and to monitor complaints. The above link provides more background and details to assist you as a consumer.
It is important to keep your identity from being stolen by someone who can potentially harm your good name and financial well-being. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, address, Social Security Number, credit card or financial account numbers, passwords and other personal information without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. For more information, visit the above link.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the launch of a new website, IdentityTheft.gov, a resource that makes it easier for victims to report and recover from identity theft. The new website provides an interactive checklist that walks people through the recovery process and helps them understand which recovery steps should be taken upon learning their identity has been stolen. It also provides sample letters, specialized tips for specific forms of identity theft, and advice for people who have been notified that their personal information was exposed in a data breach.
Call us immediately at 262-754-5555 if you believe that you are a victim of identity theft or fraud involving one of your Spring Bank accounts.
DATA BREACHES AND YOU
Click on the above link to learn steps you can take to help protect yourself from identity theft. This video walks you through the steps to take if your information was part of a data breach.
Todays advanced technology has many advantages, as well as risks. These may impact both you, and your family. Stay up to date with current issues that may affect your online activity. For more information, visit the above link.
FREE ANNUAL CREDIT REPORT
A review of your credit report is one of the best ways to recognize possible identity theft. In addition this report can be used and may affect evaluations of your applications for credit, employment, and insurance. You are entitled to one free report annually. Visit the above link for more information, and access to your free annual credit report.
Keeping your online financial and personal data secure and confidential is one of our top priorities. We safeguard your information by utilizing the latest technology and services available. Please follow this link for details of what we do for you, and what you can do to help us.
IC3 - REPORTING INTERNET CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS
The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. The IC3 was established as a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to serve as a means to receive Internet related criminal complaints and to refer the criminal complaints to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement and / or regulatory agencies for any investigation they deem appropriate.
See the attached link for information from Yahoo about e-mail account compromise and securing your e-mail.