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Internet Banking safety

Internet Banking Safety

Is Internet Banking safe?

Internet or online banking is a very safe way to do your banking, you use a secure login and password to access your account on a secure site. There are also added precautions you can take to ensure security is maintained.

What precautions should I take when doing my banking online?

Remember to always type in the full URL address in the address bar - Use up to date anti-virus software and a personal firewall. It’s also a good idea to keep up to date about any internet banking scams. You can find out more about these in our Safety Features section. Exercise caution if you are using a computer at an internet café or any other shared space. If you are uncertain about security, rather do nothing and contact Postbank. Remember that you should never give your password to anyone for any reason

Where is the safest place to do my Internet Banking?

In most cases, it should be safe to do your internet banking from just about any computer, use your secure login and password and make sure that no one can see these. You need to be aware of instances where you are on a shared network, like in an office space or at an internet café, make sure you are in reputable surroundings, if you have doubts rather use another facility. Even if you use your home computer you need to control access to your computer, don’t just allow anyone to install programs on your computer if you don’t know what they are for. Do not run any program files unless you know where they come from and that they are safe.