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Cyber Security Center 

 

Financial health is about keeping your accounts and devices safe, too.

TAPCO works every day to protect your personal information. With your help, we will continue to stop scammers, hackers, and identity thieves that are looking to steal your personal information—and your money. There are steps you can take to protect yourself, such as keeping your computer software up-to-date and giving out your personal information only when you have a good reason. Below you will find links to additional information of several important areas we all should be aware of.

Card Compromises

Learn more about card compromises and how best to protect yourself.  Here is our list of Frequently Asked Questions when it comes to card comprises. Let us walk you through the process to help you become more educated.

We're Making Online Payments Safer

We've added a new layer of security to our credit and debit cards to help prevent fraud in online transactions.

How it works: TAPCO has implemented additional security measures to monitor fraud. When you make an online purchase, you may be asked to verify your identity by entering a One Time Verification Code at checkout. The One-time Verification Code will be texted to your registered mobile phone number. Once you enter the code your identity will be confirmed, and your purchase will be approved.

One-time Verification Codes may not apply to all transactions. Do not be alarmed if you do not receive a One Time Verification Code alert.

REGISTER PHONE NUMBER: To ensure you receive the One Time Verification Code, we must have your correct mobile phone number on file.

If you have any questions regarding this new security feature or need to update your mobile phone number on file, please contact us at 253.565.9895.

Passwords

Remember to frequently change your account password to ensure maximum security. 

Mobile Device Security

Many of us are connected to mobile devices, which we use to access a variety of accounts. Follow these tips to keep your device and accounts secure.

Online Security

Online security continues to be a challenge. Cyber criminals continue to change how they gather information. We need to be conscious of the links we click in emails as well as websites that can lead to insecure webpages. If we remain vigilant, we can prevent a lot of this. Learn more about online security best practices below.

PC Security

Viruses and Malware are becoming more common online. We have to protect our computers from those that could steal our passwords and sensitive information. There are simple steps we can all take to protect ourselves. Learn more about Malware and PC security below.

Identity Theft Protection

Identity theft is the use of someone else's identity, most often as a way to get access to your financial accounts or open credit cards or other loans in your name. As the victim of identity theft you could suffer the consequences of being held responsible for the activity. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another's personally identifying information, like their name, identifying number, or credit card number, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.

Learn More About Identity Theft Prevention

Cybersecurity Links

These links are to different organizations so you can learn more about online and cyber security:

 

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