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 Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites

 

THE POPULARITY OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES CONTINUES TO INCREASE, ESPECIALLY AMONG TEENAGERS AND YOUNG ADULTS.  THE NATURE OF THESE SITES INTRODUCES SECURITY RISKS, SO YOU SHOULD TAKE CERTAIN PRECAUTIONS.

 

How can you protect yourself?

  • LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU POST - Do not post information that would make you vulnerable, such as your address or information about your schedule or routine.
  • REMEMBER THAT THE INTERNET IS A PUBLIC RESOURCE - Only post information you are comfortable with anyone seeing.
  • BE WARY OF STRANGERS - The internet makes it easy for people to misrepresent their identities and motives.
  • BE SKEPTICAL - Don't believe everything you read online.
  • EVALUATE YOUR SETTINGS - Take advantage of a site's privacy settings.
  • BE WARY OF THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS - Use caution when deciding which applications to enable.
  • USE STRONG PASSWORDS - Protect your account with passwords that cannot be easily guessed.
  • CHECK PRIVACY POLICIES - Some sites may share information such as email addresses or user preferences with other companies.
  • KEEP SOFTWARE, PARTICULARLY YOUR WEB BROWSERS-UP TO DATE - Install software updates so that attackers cannot take advantage of known problems or vulnerabilities.
  • USE AND MAINTAIN ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE - Anti-virus software helps protect your computer against know viruses.

CHILDREN ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE THREATS THAT SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES PRESENT.  ALTHOUGH MANY OF THESE SITES HAVE AGE RESTRICTIONS, CHILDREN MAY MISREPRESENT THEIR AGES SO THEY CAN JOIN.  BY TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT INTERNET SAFETY, BEING AWARE OF THEIR ONLINE HABITS, AND GUIDING THEM TO APPROPRIATE SITES, PARENTS CAN MAKE SURE THAT THEIR CHILDREN BECOME SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE USERS.

 


 

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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