Five ways to stay safe online this holiday


1. When online shopping, guard your card information. Designate just one credit card for all your online purchases. Use security software on your devices. Stay on top of security updates on your devices.

2. Check for the lock in the URL field when browsing, especially if you are using public or free Wi-Fi. The locked icon indicates a secure connection. Make sure you use sites that start with HTTPS. Sites with HTTPS show that your browser or app has a secure connection.

3. Look for shopping-related phishing emails, texts, and push alerts. Do not click on links contained within unsolicited emails, texts, and alerts on your devices.

4. When purchasing from different sites, change your password so your information is not compromised.

5. Check for the trusted store badge. The Google top quality store badge is for stores that offer high-quality customer experience, including security.

If you are concerned about an online transaction, make an account inquiry through the Warren Boynton Mobile Banking App. You can check your transaction history and statements. In addition, Secure Checking offers vital protection for you and your finances. Warren Boynton Secure Checking account holders have improved ID protection and theft monitoring and resolution services. These include identity theft expense reimbursement, three-in-one credit file monitoring, three-in-one credit reports, identity monitoring, an online identity theft news center, and valuable phone and web resources. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit one of our branches in New Berlin, Springfield, Modesto, or Palmyra.