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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October is the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As cyberattacks become more common, the first step in keeping yourself safe is remaining vigilant and staying up-to-date on current cybersecurity trends. Being informed on how scammers have been accessing information and infiltrating networks gives you the edge in identifying them. Here are a few scams […]

AI in Cybercrime

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a growing topic of conversation. Because of its potential for efficiency in automating processes and informing decisions with a vast array of data, a wide range of industries have started to incorporate AI into their business models. Whenever a new technology is introduced, though, there is the potential for cybercriminals […]

The Basics of Elderly Financial Exploitation

Elderly Financial Exploitation

What is Elderly Financial Exploitation? According to the American Bankers Association, people over the age of 50 control over 70% of the nation’s wealth. Unfortunately, in recent years, scammers have targeted the older population—specifically those aged 60 and above—through various types of fraudulent tactics, also known as elderly financial exploitation. These criminals use tactics such […]

What Do I Need to Shred Anyways

What do i need to shred anyways? Free Shred Day will take place May 20, 2023 from 8 AM – 11 AM at our headquarters – 1601 22nd St. West Des Moines, IA 50266 Better to be safe than sorry is the way to go when it comes to shredding important papers. Wondering what papers are important to bring […]

Tips To Help You Protect Against Data Breaches

There are many ways cybercriminals attack. It is important that a business has procedures in place to help prevent their data from being compromised.  There are numerous security programs and different filters that you may implement to catch and report incidents. However, these costly breaches can also be prevented by practicing awareness and preparing to […]

Password Protection: Do’s and Don’ts

In the past few years, the world has become extremely technology focused. In other words, if you are not careful with all of your devices, you may get hacked. By using a strong password, you can protect yourself and your information. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and West Bank wants to share some tips […]

How can I avoid a phishing attack?

How can I avoid a phishing attack? Have you ever received an email from a random name that you didn’t recognize? Do you ever get phone calls from an unknown number who tells you they need to verify information? If this happens to you, you are not alone. Fraudulent messages are happening all around us, […]

Five Things to Always Shred

Five Things to Always Shred Wondering what you should bring to West Bank’s Free Shred Day for on-site destruction? Generally speaking, you should shred anything that has personal information like your name, address, phone number, social security number, or bank account information.  Here are 5 examples. Documents Containing Financial Information Any mail that comes from a financial […]

How Can I Protect My Bank Account from Hackers?

How Can I Protect My Bank Account from Hackers? Online banking, mobile wallet, and online shopping all make our lives more convenient, but as with anything you do online, you need to use them safely. Following a few best practices can help keep your bank account and personal information safe. Use strong passwords, protect your devices, and […]

Avoid Phishing

Avoid Phishing West Bank wants you to be armed against phishing scams. Here’s a great infographic provided by the American Bankers Association. Share This Article Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Posted: 2019-08-07 Categories: Identity Theft, Internet Security

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