Helpful Links to Help You Stay Safe in the World Wide Web
Important Security Alert
CenterState Bank customers have been contacted by individuals calling in regards to debit card transaction activity. The individuals sound legitimate and may appear to be calling from a CenterState Bank telephone number; however, you will know the caller is not legitimate if they ask you for your debit card pin.
CenterState Bank personnel would never ask you for your debit card number, CVV code or pin.
Customers are also receiving text messages from unfamiliar numbers telling them to call a number to address an urgent issue with their debit card. We would not ask you to provide your debit card number over the phone in order to reactivate your card. An example of what this fraudulent text message might look like is pictured to the right.
If you should receive a suspicious telephone call or text message, please call CenterState’s Customer Care group at 855-863-2265 or contact your local branch.
Understand how the IRS communicates with taxpayers:
- IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media
- The official website for the IRS is www.irs.gov
Report scams of IRS impersonation to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Minimize your risk of being a victim:
- Do business with reputable companies
- Be careful what information you publicize
- Be aware of your account activity
More information can be found here:
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. The Stop.Think.Connect Toolkit provides resources for all segments of the community and is a campaign by the Department of Homeland Security.
Mobile Device Security
Mobile devices enable people to get online wherever they are and are extremely useful and convenient. It is important to understand how to protect yourself when connecting on the go.
Parenting in Cyber Age
Parenting looks different in the cyber age and with internet access readily available. Chat with your kids on appropriate usage of social media sites and internet usage.
Small Business Security
Cybersecurity is critical to any business, no matter how big or small. Many times, business leaders do not know where to begin given the complexity and the scope of a Cybersecurity issue. The Small Business Administration provides tools and resources to equip businesses leaders.
Scams and Email Awareness
Every time we connect to the Internet—whether that is at home, work, or school—we make decisions that affect our cybersecurity. It is important to be aware of potential scams that may arise.
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