Online Security Information

Protecting Yourself

At Farmers State Bank, we have a variety of techniques to help ensure that your financial information is secure. You too should protect yourself by being aware of the things you can do to minimize your risk of being a victim of identity theft or fraud.

Here are some suggested steps you can take to protect yourself:

  • Prevent unauthorized people from using your computer or workstation
  • Log off your workstation whenever you leave your computer
  • Change your passwords often and never share them with anyone
  • The same passwords or security challenge questions should never be used for social media, email and online banking access.
  • If you notice suspicious activity, report it immediately
  • Install some form of internet security software on you PC and keep it up to date
  • Be cautious of e-mails that ask you to verify or submit personal information
  • Make sure your browser uses the strongest encryption available and be aware of the encryption levels of the sites and applications you use.