The security landscape is constantly changing. At SBW, we try to make it easy for you to stay informed and learn how to protect your information and your money.
Savings Bank of Walpole will never call, email or text you to request your usernames, passwords, account numbers or other secure information. If you receive an unsolicited message or call claiming to be from the Savings Bank of Walpole or, if for any reason you are not sure if a message you received was sent from the Savings Bank of Walpole, please do not click on any links or attachments and contact us to verify that the communication is authentic. Do not provide your login credentials in response to any request online, by phone or in person. Providing this information may allow a criminal to access your account(s).
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The internet offers access to a world of products and services, entertainment and information. At the same time, it creates opportunities for scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Learn how to protect your computer, your information, and your online files.
Tech Support Scams
Some scammers call and claim to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft or Apple. Other scammers send pop-up messages that warn about computer problems. They say they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer. They claim to be “tech support” and will ask you to give them remote access to your computer. Eventually, they’ll diagnose a non-existent problem and ask you to pay for unnecessary – or even harmful – services.
While identity theft can happen to anyone, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk. If you think someone is using your personal information to open accounts, file taxes, or make purchases, visit IdentityTheft.gov to report and recover from identity theft. Looking for identity theft resources to share in your community? Visit ftc.gov/idtheft.