Identity theft and fraud happen can happen to anyone. The safety and security of your financial information is of utmost importance to us. We work around the clock to protect your finances, but there is a lot you can do to protect yourself.
Important Tips to Help You Protect Yourself
- Never share User IDs, passwords, PIN numbers, dynamic tokens, etc. with anyone. Do not leave them in an area that is not locked or secured.
- Do not use the same login name or password on any other website or software.
- Obtain and install antivirus, anti-malware and anti-spyware software, and consider installation of a firewall and make sure it is automatically updated by the vendor or take necessary steps to keep it updated.
- Limit or eliminate unnecessary web surfing and/or email activity on computers used for Online Banking.
- Educate all company personnel on good cybersecurity practices, such as clearing the Internet browser’s cache before and after visiting websites.
- Verify use of a secure session (https:// and not http://) for Online Banking sessions.
- Avoid saving passwords to a computer.
- Never leave a computer unattended when using any Online Banking service, and always lock your computer when away.
- Be cautious of accessing a financial institution’s website for Online Banking from a public computer such as at a hotel, library, coffee shop or other public wireless access point.
- Be suspicious of any employment position that requires use of a personal account for business purposes. Such offers for employment as a mystery shopper, payment processor, etc. where you are required to use your personal account for someone else’s business purposes, may not be legitimate.
- Be cautious of requests to move business funds through personal accounts.
- If you are approached to participate in such schemes, immediately contact local law enforcement, the FBI or the Secret Service to let them know.
Online Banking Awareness & Education
Download the our Online Banking Awareness & Education brochure to learn about protecting yourself against fraud and identity theft.
Free ID Theft Assistance
All Hawaii State FCU all consumer checking accounts feature free ID Theft Assistance through CyberScout®.
If you’ve experienced fraud or identity theft, get unlimited access to resolution assistance from fraud investigators who guide you through the identity restoration process. Learn more about protecting yourself online or call toll-free 1 (844) 228-8970.
Learn to Protect Your Identity
Check out this interactive eLearning module to understand the causes of consumer fraud and identity theft, as well as ways to protect yourself from online and consumer crimes.
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