Tips for Safe Banking Over the Internet

As use of the Internet continues to expand, more banks and thrifts are using the Web to offer products and services or otherwise enhance communications with consumers.

The Internet offers the potential for safe, convenient new ways to shop for financial services and conduct banking business, any day, any time. However, safe banking online involves making good choices – decisions that will help you avoid costly surprises or even scams.

This brochure offers information and tips to help you if you are thinking about or already using online banking systems. We will tell you how to:

  • Confirm that an online bank is legitimate and that your deposits are insured
  • Keep your personal information private and secure
  • Understand your rights as a consumer
  • Learn where to go for more assistance from banking regulators

More info from FDIC

Tips for Safe Banking Over the Internet
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