hen you travel the Internet to access online banking, you want to be assured, first and foremost, that effective safeguards are in place to make your visit convenient, safe and secure, and reliable. When you use online banking to visit your bank, whether it’s to learn about rates, to review your accounts or to pay your bills, you are entering a secure area. Measures they take include one or more of the following:

Password Protection & PIN

  Your password and PIN (personal identification number) are the first line of defense, and are your unique identifier. Be sure not to share it with anyone—most frauds using hijacked passwords originate with someone the victim knows.