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Safeguard Your Finances with Our Fraud Prevention Tips

Authored By: Tyler Stevenson on 4/4/2024

In our ongoing commitment to your financial safety, Fort Financial is dedicated to providing you with valuable insights on how to protect yourself from potential financial fraud. While fraud is a year-round challenge, being informed and vigilant can significantly reduce the risk to your financial well-being.

Keep Your Personal Information Secure:

One of the fundamental steps in safeguarding your finances is to keep your personal information confidential. Avoid sharing account details, PINs, passwords, or any sensitive information with anyone. When using ATMs or point-of-sale terminals, be cautious to ensure that no one is observing you entering your PIN.

Regularly Monitor Your Accounts:

Frequent monitoring of your account statements and transactions is crucial. Regular reviews help you identify any unauthorized or suspicious activity. Take advantage of account alerts to receive notifications for transactions exceeding a certain threshold, providing an additional layer of protection.

Use Strong Passwords:

Create strong, unique passwords for your online banking and other financial accounts. Regularly update your passwords and avoid using easily guessable information such as birthdays or names. A strong password is a simple yet effective defense against unauthorized access.

Beware of Phishing Attempts:

Stay vigilant against phishing attempts through emails, calls, or messages requesting your personal or financial information. Verify the authenticity of communications by contacting the bank directly using official contact information. Awareness is key in avoiding falling victim to fraudulent schemes.

Install Security Software:

Keep your devices protected with up-to-date antivirus and anti-malware software. Regularly update your operating system and applications to patch any security vulnerabilities. Investing in the security of your devices is an investment in the protection of your financial assets.

Secure Your Mobile Devices:

Enhance the security of your mobile devices by setting up a password or biometric authentication. Install security apps that enable remote tracking and wiping in case your device is lost or stolen. These measures ensure that even if your device is compromised, your financial information remains secure.

Educate Yourself:

Staying informed about the latest fraud trends and scams is essential. Visit our Financial Resource Center for resources on how to recognize and avoid common fraud schemes. Knowledge is a powerful tool in the fight against fraud, and we’re here to support you with valuable information.

If you ever suspect fraudulent activity on your account, please call our Contact Center immediately at 260.432.1561Our dedicated team is available to assist you. Remember, your security is our top priority. By adopting these practices into your financial routine, you contribute to creating a safer financial environment for yourself and others.



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