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In the digital age, safeguarding your personal information against cyber threats is more important than ever. While you manage your daily online interactions, cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to exploit vulnerabilities. Here are some practical steps you can take to protect your accounts:

Stay Alert for Unusual Activity

Keep an eye out for any unusual activity on your computer or online accounts. If you notice something odd, such as unexpected emails with links or attachments, report it immediately.

Know Your Action Plan

Understand what steps to take if you suspect a security breach. For many, this might mean contacting your bank or changing your passwords immediately. Having a plan in place can save critical time and prevent further damage.

Recognize Email Red Flags

Be cautious of deceptive emails that might appear legitimate at first glance. Watch out for emails requesting your personal information, especially login credentials or financial details. If an email prompts you to bypass usual security procedures, it’s a red flag. Always verify the source before clicking on any links.

Use Strong Passwords

Create strong, unique passwords for each of your accounts. Avoid using easily guessable passwords and never use the same password across multiple sites. Consider using a password manager to help generate and store complex passwords securely.

Educate Yourself and Your Family

Make sure everyone in your household understands these security guidelines. Regular reminders about the risks of phishing and other scams can help keep everyone safe.

How First Bankers Trust Helps Protect You

At First Bankers Trust, we prioritize your security. Our digital banking services include robust encryption and security measures designed to protect your data.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to start protecting your personal information. With cybercrime increasingly on the rise, taking proactive steps now can help secure your online presence.

Interested in learning more about how we can help secure your accounts? Fill out the form below to join our email list or visit our Digital Banking page to learn more!