March 18, 2020
As the news of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act continues to stream into our lives, we must also be aware of and protect against Coronavirus scams and criminal activities looking to commit fraud against these efforts.
We are ever vigilant in protecting your privacy, and we’re ready and able to provide you with the financial services you require during these challenging times.
To ensure the greatest protection of your private information and accounts, and to avoid Coronavirus scams, we recommend the following best practices for personal cybersecurity:
- Beware of Phishing: Don’t respond to texts, emails or calls about checks from the government
- Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits.
- Hang up on robocalls.
- Use trusted sites for information like coronavirus.gov, cdc.gov, ftc.gov and nd.gov. Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.
- Monitor your bank accounts regularly for unusual or unauthorized activity. Monitor your credit report. Report any suspicious activity immediately to your bank.