Consumer Protection Information
Easy Security Precautions
First Independent has security measures to protect your account information, but we cannot be effective without your help. Below are some easily implemented precautions that can help you safeguard your personal information.
- Strong passwords- Experts advise a combination of letters and numbers, and advise against using easily guessed passwords such as birthdays or home addresses.
- Anti-virus protections- Make sure the anti-virus software on your computer is current and scans your email as it is received.
- Email safety- Email is generally not encrypted so be wary of sending any sensitive information such as account numbers or personal information this way.
- Sign off and log out- Always log off when you have finished your online banking.