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Consumer Education

In today’s digital environment, identity thieves are everywhere. From an innocent looking email to a phone call from a “legitimate” agency, one slip up can compromise your information. At APB, we know the value of keeping our customers’ information confidential. To help keep our customers informed, below are a few helpful links.

On Guard Online

Check it out. This website is managed by the Federal Trade Commission and contains helpful information on avoiding scams, protecting yourself and kids while online and securing one’s

Visit On Guard Online 

Connect Safely

This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. This site contains research based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary.

Visit Connect Safely 

Cybersecurity Awareness Basics

Consumers increasingly rely on computers and the Internet — the “cyber” world — for everything from shopping and communicating to banking and bill-paying. But while the benefits of faster and more convenient cyber services for bank customers are clear, the risks posed by these services as well as the strategies for preventing or recovering from cyber-related crimes may not be as well-known by the average consumer and small business owner.

Common cyber-related crimes include identity theft, frauds, and scams. Identity theft involves a crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data to open fraudulent credit card accounts, charge existing credit card accounts, withdraw funds from deposit accounts, or obtain new loans. A victim's losses may include not only out-of-pocket financial losses but also substantial costs to restore credit history and to correct erroneous information in their credit reports.

Learn More About Cybersecurity Awareness

Identity Theft

This is another Federal Trade Commission website with easy links to Report Identity Theft, Get Your Free Credit Report and much more.

Learn More About Identity Theft

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