Please remember that Heritage Bank and MasterCard will never ask for your full social security number over the phone or via unsecured email. If you are unsure or uneasy about any call or email you receive regarding your accounts, debit cards or credit cards, hang up and contact your bank or your the phone number on the back of your card.
Another monthly security tip from Shazam and ShazamSecure:
You've probably heard terms such as “bots,”“botnets” and “zombies” in recent news stories about data breaches and other cybersecurity risks. But what exactly are they, how do they work and what damage can they cause?
We are excited for the opportunity to provide our customers with a brand new MasterCard debit card to replace their Visa debit card. While the basic usability of the debit cards won't change, our new MasterCard program will provide our customers with a progressive approach to debit card use.
When the new MasterCard debit card arrives, it can be activated at any time, but it can't be used until Monday, July 21. REMEMBER TO NOT CUT UP any current Visa debit cards until July 21, 2014.
Is Malware a Threat to Mobile Devices?
The volume of cyberthreats to mobile computing devices continues to increase as new applications (apps) and devices proliferate.
AS PRINTED IN THE WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE by David Little on May 19, 2014
WILLMAR - Discussions are taking place to determine if local lending institutions might be used for the first time to finance Willmar's street improvements rather than using outside lending institutions.
As part of our continued efforts to protect you and your private information, we've strengthened the requirements of our online banking passwords to better protect your account from potential fraud. If your password does not meet our new requirements (8-16 characters, including at least one alpha, one numeric and one special character), please take a moment to update it.
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Heritage Bank is proud to announce that the Mobile Banking App is available for your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
Area foodshelf donations from Heritage Bank doubled this year!
Netflix subscribers beware: There's a scheme floating around the Internet that you should watch out for. If you're not careful, you could end up about $400 poorer ane with a stolen identity.
Simple measures can protect users from loss of device or identity theft
As we look ahead toward the cyberthreats facing us this year, some key challenges will result from the advancements in technology that are becoming part of our daily lives. Ranging from the Internet of Things to online currencies, devices and systems have never been more interconnected. Before we adopt these new technologies, we need to ensure we understand the security implications and have appropriate layers of defense in place.
Phishing and Smishing are methods criminals use to trick you into giving them personal financial information.
Typically Phishing uses an email message to gather information while Smishing uses an SMS text message to your phone. Either way, please take a minute to familiarize yourself and protect your computer from this potential crime.
Bob Mathiasen recently passed the exam to earn the prestigious RMA Credit Risk Certified (RMA-CRC) designation from The Risk Management Association.
Criminals have their eye on your financial accounts. They want access. Call it a takeover attempt – a HOSTILE takeover.
The leadership of Michael Schmell will be key to Heritage team
Heritage Bank is aware of the debit and credit card breach within Target Corporation and we will continue to monitor the situation. If Heritage Bank receives notification from Visa that your card information was included in the breach, we will make contact with you. Please make sure that Heritage Bank has your most updated address and phone numbers.
Shazam and Shazam Secure offer this monthly security tip for tax season: It is tax season and criminals are seizing the opportunity for scams. Do not become the next victim!