Marquette Savings Bank is always looking to find the best ways to keep your ATM/Debit, or credit card secure. Banks across the country have started implementing a new type of ATM/Debit card that uses a “Chip” to access your account when making withdrawals, or purchases versus the old Magnetic Strip technology. So, how does it work, and why should it matter? Marquette is here to help explain it all!
You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way. Scammers pose as big-name companies and use pop-up messages, fake websites, and phone calls to trick you into thinking your computer has an urgent problem.
One of the most popular scams happening in the security world today is called phishing. Phishing attempts are emails, websites, or phone calls designed to steal money or information from your account.
Protecting the privacy of your Debit Card Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a top concern for prevention of criminal activity targeted at making illegal withdrawals from your savings or checking accounts. ATM Skimmers are devices that can be attached to an ATM or debit purchase machine by a criminal for the purpose of stealing your PIN which can provide access by the criminal to your accounts.
The term hacking refers to any technical effort to manipulate computer network connections and connected systems for the purpose of computer sabotage, theft or other criminal activity.