Your security is important to us. Here are some tips and resources for protecting your personal and financial information online. Here are some quick tips to get your started.
Signing up for online banking alerts is a safe and convenient way to give your financial information an extra layer of protection.
It’s as simple as managing alerts when certain transactions occur in your online banking. You’ll receive a notification that a transaction has occurred through email or text. If you didn’t perform the transaction, contact BVCU immediately to lock your account. Giving yourself that extra layer of protection can prevent account takeovers and other fraudulent activity.
Example of transactions include:
Our lives are increasingly lived online, and bad actors are looking to get access to our personal information for their benefit.
Two step verification is a great tool to keep the fraudsters out. It’s an extra layer of security that will send a verification code to confirm your identity before granting access to your online banking. Other tools in your safety tool box are:
Oversharing on social media or giving access to your personal information are just some of the ways that your identity can be put at risk. Know that the CRA or BVCU will never ask for personal information via email or text.
Protect yourself in other ways by:
Phishing and smishing (SMS phishing) may sound like fun words, but they’re anything but. These scams spoof legitimate businesses and try to entice you into clicking on illegitimate links or provide personal credentials.
Debit and credit cards are the most common form of payment these days. And while INTERAC services are among the most secure in the world, fraud still happens. Here are some ways to protect yourself:
Let your fingers do the walking or come in to see us.
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