Stay Smart, Stay Sharp, Stay Secure

Follow our neighborly advice and protect yourself from falling victim to identity theft or credit card fraud.

In a world where so much of our sensitive information is around the Internet, it is important to protect yourself from identity theft and credit card fraud. North Country Savings Bank is here to help with expert advice on how to keep your personal information safe and secure so that you can continue to bank online - and offline - feeling protected.

cartoon of man having his identity stolen online by thief

Remember those popular television commercials about identity theft? You know, where the 50-year-old man's voice is substituted with that of a young female who went on a shopping spree after emptying his bank account because "it's not like I'm actually paying for it, hahaha".

hacker stealing information

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn allow us to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues. They can also allow hackers, identity thieves, and even burglars the opportunity to gain access to your personal information.

Facebook Identity Theft

Identity theft has become increasingly common as more personal information is available online than ever before. Today there are more than one billion active Facebook users across the globe sharing personal details of their life with friends and family.

cartoon of man in front of computer with hacker knife coming out of the screen

The ability to conduct business, make purchases and bank online has simplified lives. Unfortunately, this means users are required to enter personal and private information that hackers could possibly access.

"Phishing" refers to when scam artists contact you via phone or email pretending to be with a business or organization that you may deal with, for example, a bank, an internet service provider, online payment service or even a government agency.