At Malaga Bank, we are committed to the security of your financial information. However, you are your own best advocate when it comes to the confidentiality of your personal information. As financial scams and fraud become increasingly more sophisticated, staying alert is still the best solution.
How can you protect yourself? Always consider the possibility that an uninvited call, e-mail or pop up on the internet, can actually be a scam. The old saying is still true today: “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.” Be Cyber Smart and stay protected when you’re connected.
Avoid putting yourself at risk by opening e-mails purporting to be from a financial institution, government department, or other agency requesting account information, account verification, or banking access credentials.
Every year where there are disasters, scammers are putting out fake charity websites and phishing e-mails asking for donations. It’s best to go directly to the website for the charity of your choice.
Read more from the provided links connecting you to resources to help you become Cyber Smart.
We are dedicated to protecting and safeguarding your non-public, personal information. In addition to enforcing strict federal regulations, we take pride in educating our customers about identity theft, online fraud and other scams. See Security Education.
Keeping your personal information protected is important to us. Malaga Bank enforces physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that adhere to federal and state standards for protecting your information. However, the online security of information can never be 100% guaranteed as secure. While it takes diligence, you can keep the hackers out in the cold with safety practices on your computer.
Check for the green padlock icon in your browser bar which signifies a secure site. Never provide personal financial information to a bank text or e-mail. Following a banking link sent in a text message or e-mail could be a phishing scam taking you to a fake web site.
Your mobile device is a great tool for talking to friends, sharing photos and doing everyday business including personal or business banking. Take precautions and protect your smart phone or tablet. Add safeguards like a password, two factor authentication or biometric features. Also, we can’t say this enough: Never provide personal financial information to a bank text or e-mail. Following a banking link sent in a text message or e-mail could be a phishing scam taking you to a fake web site.
Stay Cyber Safe and avoid free internet Wi-Fi at public locations, especially if you bank online. Public hot spots may be too public for your private information.