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 fraudulent activity evolves and increasingly becomes more sophisticated, we encourage our customers to proactively monitor their banking activity for possible fraud.  Your awareness is the key to keeping your most personal information secure.

Have you noticed the green bar at the top of your browser?

In our continued efforts to monitor and enhance our website security, the Bank has implemented the security feature known as Extended Validation Certificate, which shows as the green bar (or lock symbol with Malaga Bank name), indicating that you are at a verified site as well as providing other features explained below. You are no longer being directed to a screen with chosen image and phrase to enter your password.  The verification of the site is displayed so you can confirm that the site you are browsing has been confirmed by its unique identifier; site or domain name ownership and the Bank itself have received extended validation to qualify for this type of certificate.  The EVC also provides SSL encryption which protects online transactions and keeps your data confidential in transmission, vulnerability assessment and website malware scanning.  This combination helps provide site visitors with a safer online experience and extend security beyond ‘https’ on public-facing web pages. 

Security Education

In order to empower our customers and small business owners against the threat of identity theft, online fraud and other scams, we have provided links to resources with detailed information for both prevention and management of these issues.

Recent Disaster Scam Alerts

Be aware that with many of the recent disasters, there are new fake Facebook pages, tweets going out with fake charity websites, and phishing emails being sent out asking for donations for Harvey, Irma, and Maria Relief Funds. Don't fall for these scammers and fraudsters. If you want to make a donation, go to the website of the charity of your choice and make a donation. Type the address in your browser. Don't click on any links in emails or text you may receive in the following weeks or months about any disaster relief. Keep your personal information secured, please think before you click.

FTC Alert

On July 6, 2017 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an alert on scammers posing as FTC officials who contact individuals and claim they have won prizes from a charity contest. The scammers ask for money to cover taxes or insurance costs associated with the prize. Read more on how you can protect yourself.

Online Security and Privacy

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.

Online Security

Access to our secure systems containing personal and non-personal information is only provided to select employees that require it for the purpose of providing customers with products and services.  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.  Subsequently, Malaga Bank cannot certify the security of any information transmitted through our websites. Please proceed with caution and at your own risk.

Protecting Children’s Privacy Online

Our website is not intended for the use of individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide personal information through our website. We strive to comply with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and therefore do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. For more information about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit the Federal Trade Commission website.

Our special note to parents

No information should be submitted to or posted at our Site by guests under eighteen (18) years of age without the consent and supervision of their parent or guardian. In addition, we will use our best efforts to comply with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In an effort to comply with COPPA, we will not knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to use our Site.