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Security

You can feel confident that your information is secure with us. Here are a few ways you can protect yourself from threats, scams, identity theft and viruses.

STAY INFORMED

Keeping up on security-related news is as simple as reading the Security Buzz.

  • MetaBank’s security newsletter is written quarterly by security experts
  • Read up on the best ways to safely browse and bank online
  • It’s a free resource – have it emailed to you or see past issues online

Learn More About Security Buzz

STAY ALERT

Want to be informed of current email and internet scams? Check out our security alerts.

  • Know what we know – receive alerts as we get updates from our security staff
  • View scams that are applicable to your area
  • See past alerts in our archives, or sign up to receive alerts in your inbox

Learn More About Our Security Alerts

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Our Security Education Center offers free courses on managing your own security.

  • Learn about the basics of cyber-crime, and be aware of daily threats
  • Discover tools for keeping your communications safe
  • Manage the threat of viruses and malware

Learn More About Our Security Education Center

HANDY TIPS

Keep your information safe when online – keep in mind:

  • Social networking over a mobile phone can tempt hackers seeking out information attached to your mobile number
  • Use strong, complex passwords – and change them often
  • Check for “https” in the address bar – it’s more secure than a standard “http” when browsing sensitive, private information
  • Avoid online banking on a public computer or public Wi-Fi – it exposes you to theft
  • Keep your antivirus software up-to-date – don’t let more than three years go by without buying a new edition
  • Install updates to your software – from Adobe Reader to your Windows programs, update your applications as often as possible
  • Password-protect your mobile devices – they’re loaded with personal data such as email addresses, photos, phone numbers and social networking logins
  • Banks won’t ask for private information over email – avoid phishing scams

Learn More About Avoiding Phishing Scams

Contact

For more information on what MetaBank can offer you in terms of security news and tips, call 1.866.559.5037 or email abuse@metabank.com.