Community Bank Online incorporates industry standard security features that protect your data so you can manage your money with safety and confidence. We want to provide you with peace of mind when you access your account information.
Community Bank Online utilizes encryption technology, which is the scrambling of information for transmission back and forth between two points so that it cannot be read by unauthorized parties. A key is required to decode the information. When you request information about your accounts, the request is sent encrypted to Community Bank. We then decode your request for information and send it back to you in an encrypted format. When you receive it, your information is decoded so that you can read it. Because your account information is being transmitted between you and Community Bank, encryption protects your account information so it can't be intercepted and read by a third party.
And we encourage you to always take steps in addition to these Community Bank security features to protect your personal information. Here are some tips:
- Keep your password secure and make sure no one is watching as you enter your password
- Take appropriate precautions to keep your computer clean and free from viruses that could be used to capture password keystrokes
- Be cautious when providing personal data such as your Social Security Number and bank account information over the telephone, in person or online. Do not give out this information unless you are absolutely sure of the person with whom you are dealing.
- Monitor bills and bank statements frequently. Immediately report any suspected fraudulent transactions to the holder of your account.
- Receive and store as many of your account statements electronically as you can
- Store cancelled checks, new checks and account statements in a safe place
- Question suspicious e-mails
- Install anti–virus and anti–spyware programs on your home computer. Keep these programs updated.
- Don't write your personal identification number (PIN), Social Security Number, driver's license number or credit card account number on checks or on your ATM, credit card or debit card
- Stand directly in front of the ATM when entering your PIN