Standing Guard Against Fraud
At C&F Bank, we are committed to protecting our customers’ financial information. In addition to taking every precaution against fraud, we want to equip you with reliable, convenient ways to keep your accounts secure.
Stay Safe with the C&F Mobile Banking App
Fraud prevention and early detection are at your fingertips with these Mobile Banking features:
Touch ID Login
By logging in with your unique fingerprint, you avoid the risk of using a password that could be stolen.
Always know what’s happening with your account in real time. Customize alerts according to your needs, choosing how and when the bank contacts you.
See a suspicious transaction? You have the power to turn your debit card off immediately.
Paper bank statements are often plundered solely for their valuable data. Eliminate that risk by signing up for electronic delivery, choosing when you want to receive and view your statements.
Pay your bills conveniently all in one place—without sacrificing security.
In a rush or in a crowded environment? Access balances quickly and safely using the instant balance function.
Zelle, the service that allows customers to instantly send money to their acquaintances, is booming. Thousands of new users sign up every day and $75 billion zoomed through Zelle’s network last year. However, the same features that make Zelle so useful to customers, its speed and ubiquity, have also made it irresistible to thieves.
Steps to stay safe while using Zelle:
1. Do not use Zelle to purchase retail products
2. Always triple- check the username, email and phone number of the person with which you are conducting the transaction
3. Always Opt-in for stronger security
Mobile deposit has rapidly become one the most convenient ways to deposit a check. Simply snap a photo and deliver the image through the mobile banking app. But with every convenience there is a potential for fraud. Fraudsters are devising new scams while posing as prospective employers or lenders, and we want you to be on guard against these tactics.
How the Scam Works:
Here are Three Helpful Tips:
Identity theft is the use of another person’s identity for economic gain. Anyone can be a victim of identity theft and people often put themselves at risk unknowingly. Identity thieves can steal assets in multiple ways. Two common methods involve identity thieves using existing accounts to make purchases, pay for services, or withdraw money and identity thieves opening new accounts/service agreements with stolen information.
Below are helpful prevention methods.