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7 Tips to Avoid Online Fraud

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2014, consumers lost more than $800 million from scams initiated through the web. United Southern Bank offers these seven tips to help consumers protect themselves from online fraud.

“The Internet has become one of the most popular tools used to commit fraud and criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated with their hacking techniques,” said Lynne Winker, VP & Marketing Officer. “As a result, it’s extremely important for consumers to secure their wireless networks and filter the amount of personal information they choose to divulge online.”

United Southern Bank recommends the following tips to keep you safe online:

USB Personal Mobile and Online Banking

Track your money with mobile and online banking.   

  • Receive a text message when your direct deposit is made

  • Get a text message alert when a check clears or debit card payment is made

  • Set yourself up to receive a notice when your account drops below an amount you are comfortable with

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Business Customers should contact a CSR at any branch for enrollment forms.

USB Debit Card Enhancements

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There is more protection for your USB Card.

Use CardValetR within your mobile app to block use of your card, set purchasing limits and spending parameters.

Use your USB Card for purchases within your mobile wallet with AppleR and Android PayTM where accepted by retailers.

Get an immediate text alert if we suspect fraud and simply text us back if it's you for an approved transaction.

Use your USB Debit card with no surcharge fees at Presto at Publix Grocery stores and Allpoint locations through out the United States.  To find an Allpoint location download the app or click here.