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!

SMBs: Mitigating the Top 3 Cybersecurity Threats

Without technology, businesses and consumers would not have been able to stay connected amidst the global pandemic, Covid-19. At the same time, heavier reliance on interconnected systems opens businesses and consumers up to increased cyber security risks. On top of that, looming warnings of Russian cyberthreats mean that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need to… 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 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 »