When in doubt, don’t click!
Phishing emails can be very sophisticated and may look just like they are coming from a familiar bank, online retailer or financial institution. Instead, they trick consumers into clicking on links, providing personal banking information, and infecting computers with criminal viruses. UmbrellaBank.com will never send you any unsolicited emails and will never send any email asking you to provide your personal account details. In general, avoid clicking on links embedded in emails; instead type in the URL into your internet browser.
Click here to learn more about Identity Theft and Fraud Reporting
Do your homework
The FDIC provides valuable information about the assets of all FDIC-insured banks. With this free information, you can objectively compare your banking institutions. Go to the FDIC website at http://fdic.gov/bank
and look for Uniform Bank Performance Report.
Information on UmbrellaBank.com is included in the report on Beal Bank.
Keep viruses away
Research anti-virus software and install one on your computer. Use it regularly to scan your computer for viruses.
Keep your secrets secret
Whenever you are banking or shopping online, protect your login information including user names, passwords and personal identification numbers. Don’t use information that is easy to guess or find publicly, including middle names, maiden names, street addresses, etc.