Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, address, Social Security Number, credit card or financial account numbers, passwords, and other personal information without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes.  Learn how you can protect yourself with these helpful resources below.

 

Cybersecurity

As we become more reliant on online technology for shopping, communication, business operations and more the opportunity for criminals to compromise our financial information has also increased.  We've provided several tips and tools below to help you avoid a cyber attack at your home or business.

 

Lost Debit/Credit Card

If you lose your Advantage Bank Debit Card, please contact us immediately at 1-888-678-1982 during business hours or 1-800-472-3272 after hours.

If you lose your Advantage Bank Credit Card, please contact Elan Financial Services at 1-800-558-3424.

Elder Fraud

Financial exploitation is the fraudulent or otherwise illegal, unauthorized, or improper actions by a caregiver, fiduciary, or other individual in which the resources of an older person are used by another for personal profit or gain.

The FDIC's "Money Smart for Older Adults" handbook is the best resource we've found to provide you with information and tips to help prevent common frauds, scams and other types of elder financial exploitation in your community.

Our Money IQ "Grandparents Scam" video also provides helpful tips for one of the most common cases of Elder Fraud.

 

Account Fraud

It's important to be aware of the all the current methods criminals are using to steal your account information. Below are the latest tips to help protect you.

Wire Fraud Prevention Tips

Email Fraud/Phishing

Register for the National Consumer League's Fraud Alerts

Scammers Demand Payment by Gift Card

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers

 

How We Protect You

Advantage Bank's Online Banking utilizes the latest Internet security available including secure communications (SSL), firewalls, 256 bit encryption and operating systems that have been designed to provide maximum security.  We also take the greatest precaution when processing your transactions in branch or over the phone to assure accuracy and confirm authentication.

If you have any questions about your account, please contact us at 1-800-472-3272.