Information you should know!

Is your banking information safe?

Even if you are thinking that you set a strong password so you are all set, you are not. Hackers have many ways to get into your accounts. Following are just a few of those ways: - Guessing your password because you used it on other sites - Guessing your password because it contained obvious words or phrases - Guessing the answer to your security question because you gave obvious answers - Sending a virus to your computer via email - Taking advantage of you not using a secure connection Before you bank online, please do the following: make sure to create a password that contains letters, numbers and symbols; is not a password that can be obviously tied to you, such as your name or your dog's name; set up difficult security questions; do not open emails you do not know the sender; and make sure your connection starts with https:// before starting a banking session. These tips will help to keep you safe, but if you find yourself in trouble, call us or stop by! 719-547-7475

Do you love ads?

Are you one of those people that click on any ad that comes up in the hopes of it giving you the next big thing? While these ads might help you learn about new things and even make your life easier, you could be putting your computer and personal information at risk by clicking on this info. Before you click, try these simple tips: - Google the company to see what others have to say. This protects you from entering in a vulnerable website, putting your computer at risk. - Specifically search for scams regarding the company you are seeking out. Oftentimes these reputable ads are scams in the works. - Enter the website in the address bar yourself rather than clicking on the link. At the very least, you will go to a real website, or what you think is real, rather than taking a risk on following a link embedded in an ad. These tips will help to keep you safe, but if you find yourself in trouble, call us or stop by! 719-547-7475