American Bank - Education Center
At American Bank, we
believe that the confidentiality, protection, and integrity of customer
information are among our fundamental responsibilities. Providing
you the tools you need to secure your personally identifiable
information and avoid fraud is an important element in protecting your
personal information and financial assets from criminals.
In the American Bank Education Center you will
learn what types of fraud exist, how you can take steps to protect your
personal information and accounts from fraud, what you can do if you are
the victim of fraud, and links to online resources for additional
Types of Fraud
Scam artists use clever schemes to defraud millions of people
across the globe each year, threatening financial security, and
generating substantial profits for criminal organizations and common
crooks. They use phone, email, postal mail, and the internet
to cross geographic boundaries and trick victims into sending money
or giving out personal information.
Click here to learn more about the
common types of fraud.
How To Protect Your Personal
Criminals will attempt to exploit any type of
personally identifiable information they can find out about you.
Protecting your personal information is the foundation of your personal
Click here to learn more about
how you can protect your information.
Ten Ways to Avoid Fraud
The Internet offers a global market for products and information,
but cyber criminals also see the Internet as a source of millions of
potential victims. Many of the same scams that used to be done
by phone or mail are now found on the Internet and email. As
technologies change, so do the criminals to take advantage of those
changes. Click here to learn
about how to avoid being a victim of fraud.
Seven Practices for Safer Computing
Access to information and entertainment,
credit and financial services, products from every corner of the world -
even to your work - is greater than earlier generations could ever have
imagined. Thanks to the Internet, you can order books, clothes, or
appliances online; reserve a hotel room across the ocean; download music
and games; check your bank balance 24 hours a day; or access your
workplace from thousands of miles away. The flip-side, however, is
that the Internet - and the anonymity it affords - also can give online
scammers, hackers, and identity thieves access to your computer,
personal information, finances, and more.
Click here to learn
about the seven practices you can adopt for safer computing.
Information Compromise & Your
You and your employees are now trusted
to protect confidential information used in an array of Online Cash
management services. Employee education is the first line of
defense against fraud and online deception.
Click here to
learn about how you can prepare your company to protect its valuable
Many free resources are available online to help you learn more
about steps you can take to secure your personal information.
Click here to learn more.
This site is for educational
purposes and is not intended to provide legal advice. For specific
advice about your unique circumstances, you may wish to consult a
qualified professional. Credits: Federal Trade Commission; Federal
Bureau of Investigation; Homeland Security; National Cyber Security