SC Telco Federal Credit Union will not ask for personal information such as online credentials, account numbers or card numbers through email, voice or text messaging. If you have concerns that you may have compromised your personal information, please contact us immediately.
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tips for Safe online banking and shopping
Always use the logout link instead of closing the browser at the end of each online banking session or after completing transactions.
Periodically change passwords and security questions and answers. Do not use birthdates or other number or words that may be easy for others to guess. Instead, use combinations of capital and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Do not share your password.
Never give out your personal information (such as card numbers or tax identification numbers) unless you initiated the transaction.
Encryption is the process of scrambling private information to prevent unauthorized access. To show that your transmission is encrypted, some browsers display a small incon on your screen that looks like a "lock" or a "key" whenever you conduct secure transactions online.
Look for web addresses with https:// or shttp:// - These sites take extra measures to secure your information. Http:// is not secure.
Avoid sending sensitive information, such as account numbers, through unsecured email; use secure messaging within onilne banking instead. You can send a secure, encrypted message to SC Telco within MONEYLINK Online by clicking "Contact Us" at the top of the "Messages" page, or on the "User Services" page by clicking "Send a Secure Message."
Be very cautious using links in emails, tweets, posts and online advertising. These are often used by cybercriminals to compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, delete it.
Be skeptical of offers that instruct you to act immediately, sound to good to be true, or asks for personal information.
General security over your personal computer such as virus protection and physical access controls should be used and updated regularly. Turning on automatic updates reduces risk.
"Tips for Safe Banking Over the Internet." Federal Reserve Bank of New York. September 2000. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. 02 Dec. 2011 <www.newyorkfed.org/education/add/pub/safeinternet.pdf>
"Tips and Advice: Stop Think Connect." Stop Think Connect. The National Cyber Security Alliance. 27 Oct. 2011 <http://stopthinkconnect.org/tips-and-advice/>