In 2017, there were over 1,500 data breaches exposing nearly 179 million records. During these data breaches 14.2 million credit card numbers and nearly 158 million Social Security numbers were exposed.1
When you look at the numbers it can be frightening. Are you taking the necessary precautions to ensure your personal information is protected? Here are three tips to help you stay one step ahead of fraud.
Receive alerts straight to your cell phone without logging into Ameris Bank Online Banking or the Ameris Bank Mobile Banking App. Alerts can notify you when your balance fluctuates, if there are completed/failed transactions, when a deposit is made and more. This makes it easy to stay on top of what is going on with your account. Click here to learn more about Ameris Bank text alerts, including a step-by-step guide on how to set them up.
Text banking is also a convenient and secure way to stay up to date on everything that is happening with your account. Text a command to 79680 any time and you will get a reply with your requested information instantly. Types of commands include:
- Balance summary: B or BAL
- History of recent transactions: H or HIST
- Help with Text Banking: HE or HELP
- List of Text Banking commands: C or CMD
- Login URL for Mobile Banking website: L or LOGIN
- Displays more messages when available: M or MORE
- Cancels or stops Text Banking services. This does not cancel any other modes of communication: S or STOP
Monitor Your Accounts and Your Credit
The sooner you detect fraud and get in front of it the better. Make sure you are monitoring your accounts regularly. If you see something suspicious, report it! For even more protection you might consider a credit monitoring service that will alert you when there is an entry made in your credit file.
For more tips to ensure your personal information is protected visit our cybersecurity section on amerisbank.com.
The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.