Protect against fraud
The Internet offers a global marketplace for consumers and businesses. But crooks also recognize the potentials of cyberspace. The same scams that have been conducted by mail and phone can now be found on the World Wide Web and in email, and new cyberscams are emerging. It's sometimes hard to tell the difference between reputable online sellers and criminals who use the Internet to rob people. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the danger signs of fraud.
Steps to minimize risk To help protect yourself against debit card fraud, follow these steps. Be sure to review your account information online every day to confirm that your transactions are correct.
FBI Provides Holiday Online Shopping Safety Tips The FBI issued a series of reminders and tips for online shoppers to avoid becoming victims during the holiday season, including:
- Monitor personal credit information and review bank statements;
- Shop only on reputable online sites;
- Before clicking on a result in a search engine, inspect the URL of the destination website for misspellings or extra characters. Verify that the site’s payment page’s URL begins with “HTTPS,” not just “HTTP”;
- Be wary if you are requested to act quickly or if there is an emergency that requires your attention; and more.
Phishing and Identity Theft
First National Bank Alaska helps you to be informed and protect yourself against identity theft.
Identify Theft Site (FTC)
This Federal Trade Commission website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
Fraud Prevention For Businesses (FTC)
Information from the Federal Trade Commission to help your business or organization protect against fraud.
Fraud Prevention For Consumers (MasterCard)
Protect yourself by learning to recognize e-mail fraud and identify unauthorized purchases.