Tag: Security Tips

Powell Valley National Bank promotes personal security year round, but we recognize that travelers are extra susceptible to cybersecurity breaches. Since summer is a widely-traveled season, we’ll compile all of our security tips here in one convenient place to help you have a safe and secure summer!



10 Scam Tips for Cyber Monday 2020

The Holiday Season is an optimal time for parties, celebration, and fraud. That’s right, cybercriminals enjoy the holidays as much as we do! However, it’s for a much different reason. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest online shopping days of the year, and while people are busy online shopping for gifts, fraudsters are… Read more »



Help Veterans Avoid Scams – A Message From The FTC

On Veterans Day, we humbly and gratefully celebrate the service and sacrifice of over 18 million veterans. Unfortunately, scammers keep up with major holidays and headlines for very different reasons, adjusting their schemes to take advantage of whatever is currently capturing the public’s attention. According to the Federal Trade Commission, veterans, service members and their… Read more »



Recognize and Avoid Business Email Compromise Cyber Threats

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks, also known as email account compromise (EAC) attacks, are on the rise globally. According to the FBI, BEC is one of the most financially damaging online crimes. However, with the proper preventative measures and best practices in place, businesses and individuals can avoid falling victim to business email compromise attacks.… Read more »



Have You Updated Your Smartphone Software? How to Check On iPhone and Android

Is your smartphone running on the latest operating system? It’s important to keep your operating system current because these updates often include critical security patches that are designed to protect your data and devices. Here’s how to find out if you have a software update available on your phone. iPhone On your iPhone, open the… Read more »



Pandemic Fraud Scams Advisory

A recent advisory from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) details pandemic-related impostor schemes and money mule scams targeting American consumers. Summarized by PCBB, below are some red flags to be aware of: Contact from an alleged government representative to verify, process, or expedite an individual’s economic impact payment. Receipt of what seems to be a… Read more »



COVID-19 Unemployment Scams and How To Avoid Them

Due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, over 26 million Americans have recently filed for unemployment benefits (including a record 22 million Americans in the 4 weeks leading up to April 11), and even more are expected to file in the coming weeks. The record-smashing number of filings have slowed down filing websites and… Read more »



COVID-19 Medical Scams and Red Flags to Avoid

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has released an advisory regarding a recent rise in medical scams related to COVID-19. The fraudulent activity centers around fake medical products and services, non-delivery scams, and price gouging of medical items.  Fraudulent Medical Products Examples of fraudulent medical products and services related to COVID-19 may include false claims… Read more »





Message From The FTC Regarding Coronavirus Scams

A Message From The Federal Trade Commission Regarding Coronavirus Scams: “As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things… Read more »