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Mobile banking must-do's

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As convenient and safe as mobile banking is for you, there are some security issues that should concern you.

Hackers create fake links that look exactly like your bank's, complete with a login. If you fill in your information, you are giving them access to your account. If you log on to public networks and Wi-Fi, sometimes software that records your keystrokes is used. Wait until you are home to check your accounts.

If you are accessing financial services on your phone, Credit.com recommends...

  • Securing your phone with a password and consider adding security software.
  • Always log off the app at the end of every use. Do not stay signed in.
  • Use the bank's or credit union's app instead of using a browser.
  • Check your account balance every day, so you can spot any identity theft, unauthorized purchases, or drops in your credit score.

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