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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 learning.

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 Information

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 data security.  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 Business

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 confidential information.

Additional Resources

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 Alliance.


 

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