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Alerts and Fraud Tips

Putnam Bank is dedicated to educating you about fraud by providing important security information. We hope you find this information beneficial, and encourage you to share it with your friends and family.

Here are some tips we thought might be helpful:

  • Important Tax Fraud Alert from the Department of the Treasury – alerting financial institutions to the proper handling of erroneous federal tax refunds resulting from an emerging fraud scheme that could affect thousands of people across the country. Click here to learn more.
  • Securing Your Mobile Devices Your mobile devices are an amazing and easy way to communicate with friends, shop or bank online, watch movies, play games, and perform a myriad of other activities. Since your devices are such an important part of your life, here are some simple steps to keep you and your devices safe and secure. . Click here to learn more.
  • Creating a Cybersecure Home Several years ago, creating a cybersecure home was simple; most homes consisted of nothing more than a wireless network and several computers. Today, technology has become far more complex and is integrated into every part of our lives, from mobile devices and gaming consoles to your home thermostat and your refrigerator. Here are four simple steps for creating a cybersecure home. Click here to learn more.
  • Lock Down Your Login– The process of authentication, or proving who you are, is key to protecting your information, such as your email, social media, or online banking accounts. You may not realize it, but there are three different ways to prove who you are: what you know, such as a password, what you have, such as your driver's license, and some part of you, such as your fingerprint. Click here to learn more.
  • Shopping Online Securely– The holiday season is nearing for many of us, and soon millions of people around the world will be looking to buy the perfect gifts. Many of us will choose to shop online in search of great deals and to avoid long lines and impatient crowds. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year many cyber criminals create fake shopping websites to scam and steal from others. Click here to learn more.
  • Helping Others Secure Themselves – Many of us feel comfortable with technology, to include how to use it safely and securely. However, other friends or family members may not feel so comfortable. Click here to learn more.
  • Password Managers – One of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself online is to use a unique, strong password for every one of your accounts and apps. Click here to learn more.
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