Your security is important to us!
First Bank will never send you an email or text asking for personal information such as a social security number, tax ID, or account information. We will never ask you for your Online Banking login/password or your debit card PIN.
How To Protect Yourself
- Be creative with your passwords. Don’t use common words, your name, your date of birth, or number sequences like 123456.
- Don’t give anyone your Online Banking password or your debit card PIN.
- Use a current Internet browser that supports secure and private transactions.
- Use a software or hardware firewall to protect your computer from network intrusion.
- Maintain and run anti-spyware, anti-malware, and anti-virus software to detect new threats.
- Use caution when downloading files, installing software, or opening email attachments from unverified or unknown sources.
- Be suspicious of emails purporting to be from a bank, credit union, government department or agency.
- Don’t open an email attachment, even if it appears to be from a friend or co-worker, unless you’re expecting it or know what it contains.
- For more ways to stay secure online, check out OnGuard Online from the Federal Trade Commission.
Protect Your Business
- Install a dedicated, actively managed firewall and updated anti-virus software.
- Establish security practices and policies to protect sensitive information.
- Regularly check your transactions and statements for any unauthorized activity.
- Make backup copies of important business data and information.
- For more cybersecurity tips for business, check out the Federal Communications Commission business page.