Financial Protection for Seniors

Posted on Aug 15, 2016 in Elder Abuse, Featured, In the News, Online Security, Peoples Bank News, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter |

Seniors are increasingly victimized by fraud. Sometimes by strangers, but other times care-givers, friends and even family members abuse vulnerable older ones financially. Recent statistics on elder abuse from TrueLink research indicate that such crimes are increasing: A person who receives just one telemarketing call per day is said to likely experience three times as much financial loss as someone who receives no or only occasional...

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Protect Your Family By Protecting Your Digital Assets

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 in Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

The fact is your computer could be working for an enemy. Left unchecked, your computer may be performing under the authority of someone else to betray your digital assets and personal information. We want to help you protect your digital assets. This post provides cybersecurity tips and resources for your home and office computers, including some very good information from the FDIC’s Consumer News Winter 2016 release. What are digital...

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New Chip Cards Are for Your Protection

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in Featured, In the News, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

Peoples Bank is not alone in its quest to protect you and your family from financial fraud. Technology supported by the major credit card companies in other countries has finally made its way to the United States. This has made it possible for Peoples Bank to provide advanced protection for customers’ credit and debit cards. The Chip versus The Mag Stripe Some of you reading this will remember listening to music on cassette tapes. The tape...

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Malware: What to do if you have it, and how to avoid it.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 in Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

How did this happen to me? A word about how to avoid malware. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, many of the crimes committed online or via the internet start with malicious software known as “malware” – software, viruses and/or other programs that record or pass along your computer activity. Sneaky web links or deceptive registration screens are the typical means of installation. Most people who have malware on their computer...

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Protecting Yourself from SMiShing and Vishing

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 in Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

(Before you ask, no, that headline does not contain a typo!) For years, Peoples Bank has informed customers and others in the community about phishing, where fraudsters “go fishing” to catch people unaware and steal their personal information by means of a fraudulent email. Like most criminal activity, fraudulent techniques have advanced and acquired new names. Identity theft techniques have kept pace with people’s use of technology. The bad...

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Your password needs a password

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 in Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

Your bank and your email provider know a thing or two about passwords so they know that to really protect you, your password needs a password. Cyber criminals have developed the tools they need to crack just about any password. In fact, the question isn’t whether they can crack it, but how long it will take them to do so. That’s why Peoples Bank recommends that a password be “long and strong”, the longer and stronger the...

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