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Information Security and Identity Theft

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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
Oct 30, 2020
Business Fraud Threats
Whether driven by technology, changing clientele, supply/ demand or a pandemic, the ways in which we conduct business continues to change. Despite its unpredictability, one thing that remains constant is the array of fraud threats aimed at businesses. Fraudsters have been actively leveraging these unprecedented times for their financial gain at historic rates. It is more important than ever to remain vigilant and understand prominent fraud threats facing businesses today. Some of the most common threats to businesses of all sizes are:
Oct 30, 2020
Sep 01, 2020
It’s Personal
We find ourselves in unprecedented times, enduring economic and emotional stress stemming from a global health pandemic. We are all striving to keep ourselves healthy and safe. As a member of the financial services industry, I would like to encourage you to apply those same instincts to your financial well-being and security.
Sep 01, 2020
Jun 26, 2020
COVID-19 Fraud Threats
Since January 1, people across the U.S. have made 91,808 COVID-19-related reports to the FTC*. The best way to avoid current fraud scams is to understand how these scams usually work. Here is a list of some of the most common ways that fraud perpetrators and identity thieves are targeting consumers.
Jun 26, 2020
Jun 15, 2020
Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Financial fraud is a fast-growing form of abuse of seniors. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we would like to share that CNB is a partner to help recognize, report, and investigate financial abuse of the elderly. Here are a few tips to help you recognize red flags related to financial fraud targeted at the elderly.
Jun 15, 2020
Apr 03, 2020
COVID-19 Phishing Scams
According to recently published research from Barracuda Networks, phishing schemes related to the coronavirus have increased by 667% from February to March.
Apr 03, 2020
Feb 21, 2020
Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft
Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen personal information, including your Social Security Number, to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, continue to pay your taxes and file your tax return, even if you must file a paper return.
Feb 21, 2020
Jan 27, 2020
Data Privacy Day – Consumer Resources
Own your online presence. Set the privacy and security settings on websites and apps to your comfort level for information sharing. Each device, application or browser you use will have different features to limit how and with whom you share information. It’s OK to ask others for help.
Jan 27, 2020
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