Better Secure Than Sorry: 4 Tips to Protect Against Online Identity Theft


As shopping and banking online has become an integral part of our daily lives, it’s never been more important to protect your online identity. After introducing Mobile Authentication (Touch ID®), we are at the forefront of secure technology. Here are a few smart tips.

Password Protection

Birthdays, pet names and favorite foods are out – obviously. Create unique passwords and consider changing them every few months. Convenience might be nice for a while with easy-to-remember passwords, but losing your identity is more than a headache.

Free Networks Are Costly

Meaning: Be wary of those networks in public places where your information could be easily obtained. Don’t allow comfort and convenience to cause you to let your guard down. Staying vigilant is essential in our fast-moving world.

Memory Matters

Certain numbers, like your credit card, are extremely helpful if memorized. In the event of theft or loss, you can cancel faster when it’s top of mind. This helps prevent compounding an already difficult situation.


Social media should be about having fun and sharing amusing things with friends and family. Except for funny videos of cats, don’t ever put sensitive personal information on any social platform. It’s just the smart thing to do.

How secure do you feel banking and shopping online? As an important part of our modern way of life, share your thoughts by tweeting directly to us or responding to this blog’s accompanying Facebook post.

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