Online Security

At the Bank of Eastman/Magnolia State Bank, the security of customer information is a priority.  We are strongly committed to the safety and confidentiality of your records.  Every day, unscrupulous individuals are busy developing new scams targeting the unsuspecting public.  One of the best ways to avoid fraud is to become an educated consumer.

  • Watch out for copycat websites that deliberately use a name or web address very similar to, but not the same as the real one.  The intent is to lure you into clicking through to their website and giving out your personal information, such as a bank account number, credit card number or online banking login information.
  • Always use your pre-established links to access websites and avoid clicking on links in unsolicited e-mails. If you ever receive a suspicious e-mail representing itself as Bank of Eastman/Magnolia State Bank, please forward the message in it’s entirety to techsupport@bankofeastman.com.
  • Ensure that your own personal computer has updated anti-virus and firewall protections. Apply security patches for all of your programs and operating systems regularly.
  • Passwords should be unique to you and changed regularly. Do not use birthdays or other numbers or words that may be easy for others to guess. Never write down your password or give it to another person.
  • Monitor your account activity frequently using our free Online and Telephone Banking services.
  • Sign up for free Online Banking eStatements to avoid having your paper statement sitting in an unsecure mailbox where it can be compromised.
  • Set up free Security and Balance Alerts through Online Banking to be notified via phone, e-mail and/or SMS text message when there is login activity or changes in your expected balance.

Please keep in mind that we will never ask for or email you requesting your online banking password. We may on occasion call to verify other information regarding your online activity should we see something of concern in your login patterns. If you plan to travel and use your Online Banking or debit card, it is recommended to call us in advance to avoid your account being temporarily disabled for security purposes.

In case of errors or questions about your electronic transfers, call or write us at the telephone number or address listed as soon as you can. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we send the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared.

For personal accounts, limitations on your liability for unauthorized electronic funds transfers and other electronic errors that are covered by Regulation E are explained in the EFT Disclosure Statement. However, if you use online services for any business activity, you assume all risk of loss for unauthorized transfers and payments, and you must establish your own internal security procedures for employees that you authorize to prevent all unauthorized use by other employees or persons.

If at any time you have questions regarding security or possible fraud, please contact our customer service representatives at 478-374-3418 or via e-mail at techsupport@bankofeastman.com

 

More Safety Tips

National Cyber Security Alliance

The National Cyber Security Alliance is a public-private non-profit.  Their mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the newtorks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.

Learn more here - https://staysafeonline.org

DOs

  • Use a password phrase and make it relevant
  • Make it something you can visualize.  It's easier to remember that way
  • Make it more than 10 characters and include capitals, numbers and symbols
  • Clear cookies and don't use public computers to check your bank accounts

DON'Ts

  • Use names: pets, businesses, family, friends, etc.
  • Use letter or number patters:  1234, abcd, etc.
  • Use birthdays, addresses, postal or zip codes, even if you add a number or symbol
  • Use less than 10 characters
  • Use let your browser remember your password

Ransomware

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