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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Looking for ways to help yourself and your family stay safe online? First Citizens Bank has resources that can help digital citizens of all ages. We partner with Banzai Financial Education to bring you articles, coaches, lessons, and more on financial topics you care most about, such as staying safe online. Our Security Center page also has many useful sources to help keep you safe. 

Recognizing and Avoiding Scams

Con artists cheat Americans out of billions of dollars every year. Recognizing red flags for potential scams can help protect you, your loved ones, and your hard earned cash. If you’re contacted by a scammer, the best thing you can do is simply ignore them—don’t answer their calls, delete their emails, and navigate away from a sketchy looking site. You should never give anyone information or send them money until you are sure that they are legitimate. View the latest fraud & scams on our webpage here. 

Protect Yourself Online

No matter how tech savvy you are, cybersecurity should be top of mind anytime you use the internet. If that sounds overwhelming, don’t stress. You don’t need to be an expert. Good cybersecurity isn’t complicated.

Tips to protect yourself online:

  • Use the right cybersecurity tools
  • Try a virtual private network
  • Limit personal info shared online
  • Use social media protections
  • Protect your passwords
  • Don’t click or open unfamiliar links
  • Shop safe online

To learn more about keeping yourself and others safe online, view the Fraud & Security Banzai collection here. Our fraud team is also available to answer any fraud and scam related questions you may have! Contact them by calling 800-423-1602 or by filling out a contact form on our website.