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YOU GET A FLOOD OF MESSAGES FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  THEY'RE GETTING EMAILS FROM YOU WITH SEEMINGLY RANDOM LINKS, OR MESSAGES WITH URGENT PLEAS TO WIRE YOU MONEY.  IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR EMAIL OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT MIGHT HAVE BEEN TAKEN OVER.  WHAT DO YOU DO?  FOR STARTERS, MAKE SURE YOUR SECURITY PROTECTIONS ARE UP-TO-DATE, RESET YOUR PASSWORD, AND WARN YOUR FRIENDS.

 

How You Know You've Been Hacked?

You might be hacked if:

  • Friends and family are getting emails or messages you didn't send.            .

  • Your Sent messages folder has messages you didn't send, or it has been emptied. 

  • Your social media accounts have posts you didn't make. 

  • You can't log into your email or social media account.

In the case of emails with random links, it's possible your email address was "spoofed", or faked, and hackers don't actually have access to your account.  But you'll want to take action, just in case.

What to Do When You've Been Hacked.

  •  Update your system and delete any malware.

    • Make sure your security software is up-to-date.

    • Set your security software, internet browser and operating system (like Windows or Mac OS) to update automatically.

  • Change your passwords.

  • Check the advice your email provider or social networking site has about restoring your account.

  • Check your account settings.

  • Tell your friends.

What to Do Before You're Hacked.

  • Use unique passwords for important sites, like your bank and email.  Choose strong passwords.

  • Safeguard your user names and passwords.  Scammers will try to trick you into giving out your personal information.

  • Turn on two-factor authentication if your service provider offers it.

  • Don't click on links or open attachments in emails unless your know who sent them and what they are.

  • Download free software only from sites that you know and trust.

  • Don't treat public computers like your personal computer.  Always be careful any time you use public Wi-Fi.

 

 

 

 

To report a lost or stolen debit card, please contact your local branch immediately to avoid unauthorized charges. 

After hours, please call 877-226-2351 (877-CANCEL-1). 

 


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MOBILE CHECK DEPOSIT NOW AVAILABLE

BankWest of Kansas now offers Mobile Check Deposit as a free service on our mobile app.  The BankWest of Kansas mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play (for Android devices), the Apple Store (for iOS devices), or Amazon Appstore for Android (for Android devices).  The app is free to download, and Mobile Check Deposit can be used by individuals at no charge.  The mobile app can also be used to pay bills, transfer funds between accounts, and view balances and transactions.  Our mobile app also has Spanish language support available.  To enable this mode, change the language settings of your device to Spanish.

To deposit a check with our mobile app, you must include the following as an indorsement:

1) indorse the check on the back with your signature

2) include under your indorsement, "For mobile deposit only at BankWest of Kansas" and your account number to which the check is being deposited.

If you have any questions about how to use the mobile app or how to complete a Mobile Check Deposit transaction, please let us know at (785) 899-2342.

 

 


 

 

We are proud to be a locally owned and operated bank serving Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado for over 100 years. Our commitment is to provide personalized customer service with the latest banking products, services, and technology available. Our loan expertise covers agriculture, residential real estate, business, and consumer lending. We welcome you to look around our website and to come visit us at our bank.

BANKWEST OF KANSAS will NEVER initiate email or internet requests requiring customers to respond with personal information. Any requests for personal information received through email, web sites, or pop-up windows should be considered fraudulent and reported to us immediately. If you receive an email asking for your account information (ID, password, card number, etc.), DO NOT respond! If you have already given out your bank account information, report the theft of this information to the bank as quickly as possible by calling (785) 899-2342.

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