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.

We live in a world of 24/7's now. Everything we need is searchable or accessible, usually with the push of a few buttons, or taps on a screen.

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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.

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.

Identity Thief at work

Identity theft continues to plague our world and the lives of many. But with new technologies on the rise, banks and financial institutions are combating the issue head on to keep consumers like you safe and secure. 

Remember those popular television commercials about identity theft? You know, where the 50-year-old man's voice is substituted with that of the 17-year-old computer geek who has just stolen his identity through his budding computer hacking skills?

Most people think that identity theft won't ever happen to them — so they don't take the necessary steps to protect themselves.

"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.