Cyber Criminals Want Your Personal Info

Here’s how you can lock them out.

You might be sleeping or taking your dog for a walk. You could be at work, at your kid’s soccer game or meeting friends for dinner. Life is good, right? You have no idea that hackers around the corner or half a world away are doing their darndest to steal your personal info. And, once they have it, they could clean out your bank account or go on an online shopping spree with your credit card. More than 15 million Americans had account information stolen last year.

Yes, 2016 was a very lucrative year for cyber criminals. Despite fierce security measures, they made off with $16 billion dollars — nearly a billion dollars more than their 2015 haul, according to the 2017 Identify Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research.

They’re also opening new credit accounts using stolen information (name, date of birth, mother’s maiden name and Social Security number) and having a new card sent to them so they can spend away. No wonder consumers worry about the security of their personal info.

How can you protect yourself from being a victim? Here are a few tips:

Choose the right banking partner — one that will stand by you.

When you bank with CHROME, you are backed by CHROME Confidence — our unconditional guarantee that you are NEVER responsible for any unauthorized online or mobile-banking transactions. All you have to do is notify us of any unauthorized transaction within 60 days, and we’ll help you take care of the rest. It’s that simple.

Look for a bank that is up to speed on the newest security measures and threats.

Cyber criminals are persistent, but CHROME is always working, updating and implementing new ways to keep your transactions and personal data safe and secure. Our approach to protecting your account includes anti-virus and anti-malware protection, firewalls, advanced encryption and multi-factor authentication. Each step is in place to keep your account better protected and give you peace of mind.

Find a bank that is fearless when it comes to protecting your privacy.

We never share your username or password with anyone. We also keep prying eyes from seeing or gaining access to your personal information with automatic logout when a period of inactivity is detected. And we don’t just wait for the cyber criminals to show up. We monitor online account activity for potential fraud and routinely review websites, app providers, and other online resources to sniff out phishing schemes, bogus apps and malware that can put your account info and personal data at risk.

With CHROME Confidence, you can enjoy all of the convenience of online banking and shopping without the worry.