Security Center

Protecting Your Identity

  • Don't Let Anyone Steal Your Credit Identity

    Identify theft is a fast growing crime that is not only stressful, but potentially dangerous. Protect your personal identity and financial information by guarding your social security number and all personal information using these simple actions.

  • Monitor Your Financial Identity by Reviewing Your Credit Report

    To ensure that your information is correct and that no one has taken loans in your name, you should know what is in your credit report.

  • Protect Your Mail

    Learn why it's important to keep your incoming and outgoing mail secure.

  • Protect Your Whole Family

    You are not the only one who is in risk of identity theft. Your young and elderly are vulnerable to it as well. As a parent, it is important to take precautions to protect your children and to take measures to protect your aging parents.

  • Tips for the Holiday Season

    These quick tips can help you stay safe while shopping during the holidays.

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Technology and Internet Safety

  • Internet Security Tips

    Tips and resources to avoid becoming a victim of online fraud.

  • Email Security Tips

    Get quick tips on what to do if you think your email has been compromised or if you doubt the validity of an email.

  • Examples of Common Email Scams

    Most email scams end up involving requests to send money, cash checks, establish business relationships or requests for information, view these examples.

  • Mobile Banking Security Tips

    Learn ways to keep your mobile device from becoming infected with malware and how to keep your information from being intercepted by hackers.

  • Online Safety and Security Videos

    From phishing to identity theft, these helpful videos will help you protect you and your family from fraud.

  • Support Ending for Windows XP and Office 2003

    Microsoft announced that technical assistance for Windows XP and Office 2003 will not be available after April 8th, 2014. This means Microsoft will no longer provide security-related patches for known vulnerabilities.

  • Protecting Your Computer

    Diligently following these simple steps to safeguard your computer will minimize your risk of becoming a victim of computer hacking.

  • Protecting Yourself Online

    Connecting online with friends, family and businesses provides enjoyment and opportunities. Following this advice will keep hackers and thieves from ruining your online experience.

  • Security for Mobile and Other Handheld Devices

    As more and more handheld devices with Wi-Fi abilities hit the market, the more at risk you are for being hacked. Considering what personal information your put on and store on these devices is crucial for your safety.

  • Stay Secure: Look for the Green Bar

    Look for the green address bar to help verify you're at the legitimate TowneBank website.

  • Internet Explorer Vulnerability

    On May 1, 2014 Microsoft announced the release of an emergency patch to address a vulnerability found on all affected versions of Internet Explorer.

  • Understanding Phishing

    Avoiding phishing attacks requires being alert to the signs of fraudulent requests. Do not respond to any request for personal and financial information without verifying the legitimacy of the source.

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ATM and Card Security

  • ATM Security and You

    Learn important steps you can take to make ATM security your business.

  • Extra Protection with Chip Technology

    With the problem of payment card security and data breaches continuing, card issuers are responding with high-tech, chip-enabled cards that offer embedded security.

  • Opt Out of Offers

    Opt-out of mail offers and limit an identity thief's chances of responding to a solicitation on your behalf.

  • Safe Use of Credit Cards

    Enjoy the convenience of credit cards? Along with their benefits, comes the risk of your card information becoming stolen. We've provided some guidelines on how to protect your information.

  • Withholding and Skimming

    Learn more about the two common types of scams that can occur at ATMS are card withholding and card skimming.

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Fraud Alerts

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After a Theft

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The information provided is not intended to be legal, tax, or financial advice or recommendations for any specific individual, business, or circumstance. TowneBank cannot guarantee that it is accurate, up to date, or appropriate for your situation. Financial calculators are provided for illustrative purposes only. You are encouraged to consult with a qualified attorney or financial advisor to understand how the law applies to your particular circumstances or for financial information specific to your personal or business situation.