Protecting your personal and financial information at Shore United Bank is our number one priority.
In addition to the security features included in our online banking products and services, there are security measures you can take to protect your personal and financial data.
- Select passwords that are difficult for others to uncover
- Change your passwords frequently
- Do not share your passwords
- Keep personal documents in a safe at home or a safe deposit box
- Shred personal documents before throwing them away
- Monitor your credit
- Review your bank accounts monthly
- Protect your purse or wallet at all times
- Protect your computer with up to date anti-spyware and anti-virus software
- Don’t reveal personal information to unverified sources on the phone or the internet
- Technology changes quickly but there are four fundamental things you can always do to stay secure: Four Steps to Staying Secure
- If you think you provided personal information to a perpetrator, change your password immediately, monitor your account activity and contact us
Additional resources to take action against Identity Theft can be found at the Maryland Attorney General website.
- Closely monitor your accounts for unauthorized transactions
- Always use the log out button to end a browser session
- Be wary of email as well as their attachments and links
- Always contact us at the number on your account statement
- Be cautious of clicking on pop-up windows
- Be sure that your computer has the latest security updates available
- Monitor your account activity by setting up alerts
- Optional Visa Purchase Alerts- Anytime a qualified Visa transaction takes place that meets our defined parameters, you will receive an alert in seconds via e-mail and or text message. You can set alerts for amount thresholds, online orders, international transactions and more here: Visa Purchase Alerts.
- The bank will NEVER call or email you asking for account numbers, personal information, debit or credit card information
- Never give out your account information, PIN or debit or credit card information
- Know and trust with whom you are doing business
- Beware of bogus credit report solicitations
- Typographical errors in emails are often signs of fraud
- Beware of Scams - if it is too good to be true, it probably is and you should be aware of potential problems
Learn More About Online Fraud Scams
- Maintain up to date virus protection on your computer
- To insure that your computer has the latest security updates available, visit Microsoft website
Pass It On is the Federal Trade Commission's consumer education campaign designed to encourage older adults to talk to their friends, neighbors, and relatives about scams. Chances are good that someone you know has been scammed. They may not talk about it, but the statistics do. The truth is that sharing what
you know can help protect someone who
you know from a scam. The FTC has several articles that you can use to start a conversation. Click on the link below and pass on some information that could help someone you know.
- Be suspicious of any unexpected email, even if it appears to be from someone you know. It is very easy for a criminal to forge any aspect of an email.
- Never click on a link in an email without first hovering over the link and looking to see where it leads. If it doesn’t match the text of the link, do not click!
- Whenever you have any questions about an email, contact the sender by phone or another means to verify whether they meant to send it to you.
- If a link takes you to a sign in page, be certain you are at the correct place. Better yet, open a new browser window or tab and go to the website directly to log into your account.
- Be especially wary of replies and forwards, especially replies to messages you never sent.
- Watch out for messages that you are CC’d on, especially when it’s a large group or you don’t know any of the other people that the message was sent to.
- If the message urges you to act immediately to avoid a negative consequence or offers to reward you with something of value, be skeptical. This is one of the most common tactics used by criminals.
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