Mobile banking is a convenient way to access your bank account from anywhere.
At Westmark Credit Union, we take the security of our
mobile banking members very seriously. We have employed the most secure methods of identity
verification and authentication. In order to keep your bank activity as
safe and secure as possible, here are three great tips for making sure
your banking information stays safe:
Avoid Phishing Scams
Phishing is when hackers attempt to trick you into sharing private information
online. Phishing is common enough that you should never follow a banking
link sent to you in an email or a text message. This is because such messages
could be sent from a site designed as a fake replica of your bank’s
website. These websites attempt to collect your personal and financial
information. It’s a good idea to bookmark your bank’s website
into your phone so that you always visit the website directly.
Avoid Using Public Networks
If you’re using your mobile device in a public location, you should
avoid logging in to your mobile banking account while connected to the
Public wireless connections are not as secure as private connections. Because sensitive information
can be compromised through public wireless connections, it’s a good
idea to disable the wireless option on your phone and switch to the cellular
Lock Your Phone
Many mobile devices allow you to set up a digital lock, wherein you are
asked to enter a pin number before using your phone. In case you misplace
your phone, setting up a digital lock is a good way to add a layer of
protection. It’s also important to keep tabs on your mobile devices
as much as possible, since they likely contain personal information including
banking information, calendars, phone contacts, and email accounts.
If you’re looking for a great financial institution, consider
Westmark Credit Union. We offer a wide range of financial services, including mortgages, auto
loans, and savings accounts. Call (208) 523-1071 or 1-800-574-5626 to
speak to a credit union representative today.