Online Bank Fraud Crisis – Check your security status.

shutterstock_177915284-750x420Online banking fraud is on the increase. Fraudsters send emails to you and entice you on social media to click on links so that they can capture your online banking login details. Typically you will be told that you have to click on a link in order to update your settings or whatever.
 
To stop falling victim to this scam, don’t ever click on a link that purports to take you to your online banking. Just don’t click on any links. Rather open your browser and type in the URL to your online banking. All the major banks recently launched a Fraud Security Status Check that evaluates your potential of falling victim to online banking fraud.
 
To check your Fraud Security Status at your online banking you can follow these links.

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Most of them are for US users only. Many others charge a monthly or annual fee.

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  • US only
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  • Need a good understanding of financial management to use effectively
  • Can’t upload exported data from your bank

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