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Safeguard Your Information
Safeguard Your Information
Safeguard Your Information

General Guidelines to Safeguard Your Information

Here are some precautions you can take to safeguard your personal information:

  • Never give your passwords to anyone
  • Never provide personal information, such as your social security number, passwords, bank account or credit card information in response to unsolicited email or telephone requests
  • Do not be intimidated by an email threatening consequences and seeking personal information
  • Institutions such as ANB Bank will never ask for personal information via email
  • Never click on a link in an unsolicited email
  • Never log in to accounts from an email link; type the URL in the browser bar
  • Change your passwords regularly and avoid choosing passwords that are easily guessed
  • Do not use public computers, or public or unknown Wi-Fi, to access your accounts
  • Keep items with personal information in a safe place
  • Destroy old personal information such as checks, expired credit cards, items with account numbers and preapproved credit card solicitations in a shredder
  • Provide your Social Security number only when necessary
  • Do not carry your Social Security card in your wallet
  • Minimize the number of credit cards you carry and cancel inactive accounts
  • Sign the back of credit and debit cards with permanent ink
  • Take outgoing mail to the post office, rather than placing in your home mailbox
  • Review account statements regularly to ensure all charges are accurate
  • Monitor your credit report at least once a year at annualcreditreport.com, the official site for all three credit reporting agencies