Every Day Tips to Help You Protect Yourself

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by: Saadia M., Director of Enterprise Risk & Chief Information Security Officer
At Hillcrest Bank your privacy is always on the forefront of our thoughts. That’s why we take security so seriously. To help you with maintaining your data, we are arming you with quick tips for online and in your home. Incorporate these tips into your day-to-day routine and start protecting yourself.…

Potential Fraud on the Rise – How to Protect Yourself

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by: Holly W., Digital Marketing Specialist
At Hillcrest Bank, we take the protection of your financial well-being very seriously and have experts diligently monitoring for fraud activity. Nobody is safe from potential fraud, which makes everyone a possible victim. The losses can be quick and large, but we make it a priority to safeguard your accounts and…

Phishing and Vishing is on the Rise – What you need to know!

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by: Julie R.
Recently there has been an increase in phishing and vishing scams verifying data from the ‘dark web’ due to the Equifax data breach. Calls might try to trick you into giving personal information. Here are some tips for recognizing and preventing phone scams and imposter scams: Don’t give personal information. Don’t provide any personal or…

Identity Thieves are Great Impersonators. Don’t Get Fooled!

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by: Julie R.
From sending emails that appear to be from companies you know and trust, requesting donations in light of the recent natural disasters (fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes), utilizing fear from the recent Equifax data breach to obtain personally identifiable information (i.e. credit card data, account information, etc.), to adding card-reading devices to ATMs,…

Internet Security: Mistaken Beliefs – Part 1

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by: Kara S.
When it comes to Internet security, what you think you know can hurt you. A lot of what passes for common sense about this subject is just plain wrong—and often risky. For the next few weeks we’ll be laying out some mistaken beliefs. Which of them apply to you? I don’t worry…