Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Identity and Help You From Becoming a Victim of Fraud
Don't share your personal information
When purchasing from a 3rd party website, check the company's homepage for a list of authorized retailers.
Be savvy to offers that appear too good to be true
Review your monthly statements carefully
If you suspect you may be a victim of identity theft or another financial scam, please contact your bank immediately for assistance.
RECOGNIZING SCAMS – PHISHING, SMISHING & VISHING
New scams are invented every day. Someone could try to scam you by email (phishing), SMS to your cell phone (smishing), or a scam voice call (vishing). Figuring out what's a scam can be tough, because the businesses you deal with, may also try to reach you by email, SMS, or voice call.
Phishing is a type of scam when somebody is trying to trick you into giving your personal information to them. People have been tricked into giving such things as credit card numbers, PINs, passwords and birth dates by these fake emails.
SMISHING is short for SMS Phishing. It is a type of phishing scam where somebody sends fake text messages instead of emails.
Text messages will claim to be from a real company that you could know and do business with but they might not be from the real company.
Vishing (or voice phishing) is the voice version of phishing and smishing. It is a way of tricking people over a telephone system to get access to personal or financial information.
These text messages will claim to be from a real company that you could know and do business with but they might not be from the real company.
Your password is Important Information
To reset your Triangle ID password, follow these steps:
Use Anti-Virus Measures and a Firewall Use of anti-virus software installed on your computer can help protect you against viruses received through email attachments, downloads from the Internet or other sources. Keep your anti-virus software updated to help protect against the constant threat of new viruses. Firewalls filter information your computer can receive from the Internet, and help prevent unauthorized access to or from your computer. Use a firewall to protect your computer from intrusion by hackers.
Use a Supported Browser and Take Advantage of Software Updates Software updates help reduce your vulnerability to unauthorized access of your computer and hacker attacks. Use a web browser that supports at least 128-bit encryption to access your account. Encryption converts information into a more secure format for transmission. Most browsers come with 128-bit encryption.
Be Vigilant When Opening and Responding to Emails Never give out your personal information in response to an email. If you have given us your email address, and have opted into receiving promotional emails, you may sometimes receive email from us that will inform you about our products or promotions. These emails will never ask you to give us personal information.
More Tips to Help Protect Your Security:
How can I help keep myself safe online?
We suggest that you always perform all recommended updates from your web browser and operating system. Keeping up to date with the most current security standards will help support the security of your computer and personal data.
Site Security: How You're Protected
Before you access your account, you must first register it to help protect against fraud.
IMPORTANT: If you don't see you personalized challenge question, image or caption when you first sign on, do not provide any login information.
All your personal and financial information is encrypted before it travels between your computer and ours. That way it can't be intercepted, read or changed by unauthorized users.