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Oct 04, 2021
Online Fraud Prevention 101
According to Forbes magazine, cybercrime costs the global economy $2.9M every minute. Fraudsters and scams unfortunately will always pose a risk to consumers and businesses. Consider the following tips and techniques to minimize your risk and susceptibility to financial loss or data compromise
Oct 04, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Think Before You App!
One of the wonderful things about our mobile devices is the flexibility and convenience of apps that we can easily download onto our phone and tablets. Apps can do all kinds of useful things for us, but in order to be most useful, they may require access to personal information such as your contacts, calendar, phone logs, and location. But do these apps ask for too much access?
Sep 29, 2021
Sep 28, 2021
A Must-Have for Protecting Yourself Online
Movies are filled with depictions of computer hackers obtaining quick access to their target systems by guessing or cracking a password. In reality, it’s even easier: often the cyber attacker simply needs to send an email or text requesting a password. Anyone can fall for a trick like that if they are caught off-guard. This is known as “phishing,” and it is the number one way for today’s modern cyber security defenses to crumble.
Sep 28, 2021
Aug 23, 2021
Vacation Scams
Planning your next vacation? Be on the lookout for potential fraud! According to the FTC, consumers in the United States have lost nearly $75M in vacation-related scams since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Vacation and travel scams are the second most reported scam to the FTC, with over 40,000 fraud reports since the beginning of 2020. Here are a few of the most popular schemes related to travel that fraudsters employ, and some best practices to keep in mind when you plan your next trip!
Aug 23, 2021
Jul 26, 2021
Outsmarting Malware
Malware is a term that cyber security professionals use to describe “malicious software” – essentially any program that runs on your system that is unauthorized by you or performs some unauthorized function. Usually there is an intent to cause you or your system harm, steal your private information, or hold your data for ransom. Frequently banking fraud is facilitated by malware, since malware is able to watch web traffic and read information stored on your system. Although malware attacks are in decline, in 2020 there were still 5.6 billion malware attacks recorded by industry tracker Sonicwall.
Jul 26, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
How to Protect Yourself from Cyber Threats
In today's world — where data breaches are common occurrences — it's especially important for you to understand the digital risks you face. Are you doing all you can to mitigate the risk of a cyberattack? According to Lexis Nexis, 4,500 data breaches have occurred in the last 15 years, with 45% of Americans suffering some form of personal information compromise in the last 5 years
Jun 24, 2021
Jun 07, 2021
Spot Elder Financial Abuse
Scammers view the elderly as easy prey. To guard yourself or a loved one against financial exploitation, it’s important to know the warning signs — and what to do if you spot them.
Jun 07, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
World Password Day
May 6th is World Password Day, a day set aside for ensuring that your password is still doing its important work. Is it keeping your personal and financial information secure? Or is it a weak link in your personal security practices? Let’s consider some ways to ensure that your password is still effective to protect you.
Apr 28, 2021
Feb 03, 2021
What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the art of protecting networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use and the practice of ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. It seems that everything relies on computers and the internet now—communication (e.g., email, smartphones, tablets), entertainment (e.g., interactive video games, social media, apps ), transportation (e.g., navigation systems), shopping (e.g., online shopping, credit cards), medicine (e.g., medical equipment, medical records), and the list goes on. How much of your daily life relies on technology? How much of your personal information is stored either on your own computer, smartphone, tablet or on someone else's system?
Feb 03, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
CNB Debit Card Fraud Protection

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust is committed to providing a secure environment for all of your banking needs. Our investment in security includes protection for your debit card transactions online and at merchant locations. With that in mind, we are excited to introduce the latest feature in our fraud monitoring and detection services – EnFactSM text notification.

Jan 28, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Debit Card Fraud Alert Text Notifications
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the latest feature in our commitment to debit card security and fraud detection. Customers with a CNB Mastercard® Debit Card are automatically protected by EnFactSM –
Jan 14, 2021
Jan 07, 2021
Tax-Related ID Theft
When tax time rolls around, you’re sharing sensitive information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and perhaps your tax preparer. That’s why it’s important to be extra vigilant when it comes to your taxes – to help better protect your information, your identity and any tax refund you may be entitled to.
Jan 07, 2021
Jan 07, 2021
How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure
Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. There are four main ways to do it: know who you share information with; store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security number; ask questions before deciding to share your personal information; and maintain appropriate security on your computers and other electronic devices.
Jan 07, 2021
Dec 01, 2020
Reduce the Risk of Identity Theft
There's no surefire way to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. Even if you're extra careful with how you handle your personal information online, it still may be susceptible to data breaches and other attacks from hackers. There are, however, some steps you can take to reduce the risk of identity theft, and even to make your information less valuable to a criminal who gets their hands on it.
Dec 01, 2020
Nov 13, 2020
10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud
Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Here are some practical tips to help you stay a step ahead.
Nov 13, 2020
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