Tips to Prevent Cybercrime
Cyber-thieves and Online Banking fraud are an ever growing threat, especially for small-business owners. Plumas Bank takes these threats very seriously and would like to offer a few tips that can help ensure the safety of your accounts:
- Keep malware and anti-virus programs up-to-date: Make sure your computer's firewalls, servers, and systems are regularly updated with antivirus, malware detection, and antispyware software.
- Be careful what you open or download: Ignore phony e-mails or text messages asking you to update your information, activate an account, or verify your identity. Never open e-mails or download files from unknown sources. Remember, Plumas Bank will never ask you for your personal information via electronic communication.
- Make dual controls mandatory: Always require a second approval to make online commercial payment transactions or changes to the administration of online entitlements.
- Use a dedicated computer for online banking: For all of your monetary transactions, dedicate one computer that's not enabled for e-mail or Web browsing.
- Restrict Web sites: Visit only secure, trusted https Web addresses and block access to Web sites that are not necessary for your business.
- Monitor accounts and set up alerts: Check accounts daily for suspicious activity and set up text or e-mail notifications for every electronic debit made from your account.