October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security. At Best Reward, we strive to keep our members informed on current security issues as well as provide the tools necessary to help you protect yourself. In addition, we make every effort to use the latest technology and product enhancements to safeguard your financial information.
Per the FBI “As school, socializing, and many aspects of life have moved online this year, it’s more important than ever that you protect your digital devices and steer clear of cybercriminals.” To view the entire article click HERE.
Tips to Protect Yourself
Keep software systems up to date and use a good anti-virus program.
Examine the email address and URLs in all correspondence. Scammers often mimic a legitimate site or email address by using a slight variation in spelling.
If an unsolicited text message, email, or phone call asks you to update, check, or verify your account information, do not follow the link provided in the message itself or call the phone numbers provided in the message. Go to the company’s website to log into your account or call the phone number listed on the official website to see if something does in fact need your attention.
Do not open any attachments unless you are expecting the file, document, or invoice and have verified the sender’s email address.
Scrutinize all electronic requests for a payment or transfer of funds.
Be extra suspicious of any message that urges immediate action.
Confirm requests for wire transfers or payment in person or over the phone as part of a two-factor authentication process. Do not verify these requests using the phone number listed in the request for payment.
John J. Shirilla
If you have a question or comment and would like to share it with the President/CEO, you can email him HERE. Your security is our top priority. Please do not include personal information in this email; such as your Account Number or Social Security Number.