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!

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Donate Wisely: Avoid Charity Scams

When supporting a cause you care about, you want to make sure your donation goes as far as possible. Before giving, do some research to ensure your gifts go where they’ll do the most good. Research Online If you aren’t already familiar with a good charity to support, start with some Google searches. Simply search… Read more »



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Top 10 Holiday Scam Tips

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, with 12% more Americans expected to partake in 2019 than did… Read more »





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Secure Travel Tips

Traveling in style means traveling secure. These cybersecurity tips from Homeland Security can help keep your information safe while you’re on the go this summer.   9 Cybersecurity Tips for Traveling   Before You Hit the Road… Update Your Phone Software In addition to being our lifeline to friends, family, and most of the world,… Read more »



6 Tips for a Scam-Free Summer

With summer soon arriving, many of us are gearing up for trips and vacations. Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help ensure you have a scam-free vacation. Research A good place to start is asking friends and family for recommendations on travel agencies, vacation rentals, hotels, and packages. Next, Google the… Read more »



2019 Scam Trends and How to Avoid Them

As consumers learn more about avoiding scams, criminals learn more about creating them. Last year in the U.S. over 50,500 scams were reported to the Better Business Bureau, and at the time of this article, over 9,600 scams have already been reported in 2019. Fraud can come in many different forms and affect people of… Read more »





5 Tips to Prevent Card Fraud

Card fraud continues to increase year-over-year. In fact, card breaches are now the top source of fraud in the financial industry with 48% of consumers having experienced card fraud at some point. As card fraud increases, criminals continue to develop new methods for targeting cardholders. Here are 5 steps you can take to reduce your… Read more »





7 Tips to Protect Your Identity

Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In 2017, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud in the U.S., according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Powell Valley National Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe.   Don’t share… Read more »