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Identity Theft

Avoiding Identity Theft

Your safety is our priority
The Internet is one of the most convenient communication tools. It has made sharing information simple and easy. Unfortunately, criminals have also benefited from the information by defrauding unsuspecting victims. Online identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world.

At The Claxton Bank, we maintain constant vigilance over our customer’s personal and financial information.

Our Enhanced Online Security feature is a multi-factor authentication process designed to identify customers before the initiation of online banking transactions for protection against fraud and identity theft. In addition to Enhanced Online Security, we also use Encryption as another method of keeping your information secure, This safeguard converts your information into secure code and protects it from hackers.

  • Do not give out your personal or financial information. Never share your social security number, bank account numbers, or credit card information with anyone you do not know.
  • Protect your passwords. It is likely that if your password is easy for you to remember, it is easy for criminals to figure out. You should select a password that contains a combination of both letters and numbers. Avoid using significant dates and names of loved ones.
  • Be a cautious banking customer. Contact us if you have any suspicious activity on your account. Notify us immediately if you are not getting your bank statements, have not received checks that you have ordered, have lost your Debit Card. Check your bank statements regularly to look for any unauthorized transactions.
  • Arm your computer. Keep your computer armed against unauthorized access by installing and updating anti-spyware and firewalls.
  • Don’t get “Phished”. Never answer un- expected emails, even if they appear to be official. “Phishing” is a method used by many fraudsters to trick unsuspecting victims into providing personal information. The Claxton Bank will never email you and ask you to verify or submit personal information via email.
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Taking the proper security measures will help protect you from becoming a victim of online identity theft. If you believe you have provided personal or account information in response to a fraudulent email, Web site, or phone call, immediately contact a Claxton Bank employee at 912.739.3322 or visit a branch location.