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Online Security & Identity Theft


With today’s technological conveniences, new ways have surfaced through which criminals can steal your funds, or worse, your identity. In addition to employing sophisticated security methods in our online banking channels and data handling practices, High Point Bank offers the following information to help keep you safe.

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Stay Safe—Here's How


Keep your online banking secure

When it comes to protecting your online banking activities, the weak link is usually not the bank’s systems but the home computer. So, having an additional layer of security beyond standard anti-virus protection programs is important. High Point Bank offers and recommends Trusteer Rapport from IBM. Download this software today to protect your online financial transactions, whether with our bank or another.


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Monitor Your Credit Report

One of the easiest ways to determine if your identity has been breached is to monitor your personal credit report. There are many organizations out there that provide consumers with access to their credit reports—some more reputable than others. High Point Bank recommends AnnualCreditReport.com, the site authorized by the three primary credit bureaus.


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Identity Stolen? Take Quick Action

If you fear that your identity has been stolen, it’s important to take quick action to minimize the impact to you. Stay positive, but act quickly. The Federal Trade Commission offers information to help you in filing an initial report, along with steps regarding what to do next.


What to do if your identity has been stolen

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Be on your guard

Cybertheft. Identity theft. Phone scams. Email links. Be on your guard and be aware. If something seems fishy or too good to be true, then it probably is. The NC Department of Justice provides good information on the topic, especially for seniors. Examples include sweetheart scams, work-at-home scams, phony lottery scams, overseas money transfer scams and pleas from phone charities.

Information to help you stay alert to scam artists

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Protect Your Mobile Device, Too

Many of us have protective software for our computers, including Trusteer Rapport. But as more and more online interaction is taking place with mobile devices, it’s important to make sure that phones and tablets are also protected. The American Bankers Association offers a number of valuable tips about how to make sure you’re using your mobile device securely.


Keep your mobile device secure

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