Online Shopping Safety

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Shop Smart to Prevent Fraud

Second only to imposter scams, online shopping scams cost consumers millions of dollars each year. To help prevent fraud, become a smarter online shopper and know the steps you can take to protect your information and accounts.

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When Online Avoid...

  • Shopping with public or unsecured Wi-Fi
  • Giving too much personal information at checkout
  • Shopping retailers you don't know or haven't researched
  • Clicking on email links, especially from retailers you don't know
  • Popup messages with special deals or coupons
  • Clicking on social media ads with unbelievable prices.
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Instead do this...

  • Use strong passwords and lock devices when not in use
  • Update software on all your internet connected devices
  • Read reviews and research any new retailer
  • Type the site address into your browser vs. clicking on an ad or link
  • Carefully read delivery, exchange and refund policies

Reporting Fraud

If you see suspicious activity or suspect fraud with your First PREMIER Bank account, be sure to report it right away. Call our Customer Care team (800) 501-6535 and they can help you evaluate the situation and take appropriate action.

Better Password Protection


It's the first six letters on your keyboard and one of the most hacked passwords. To keep your information safe, use strong, unique passwords for every site you shop.

The best passwords are at least 16 to 20 characters with a combo of letters, numbers and punctuation symbols. Phrases are even better and harder to hack. Make sure they aren't common and easy to guess, like "MyP@ssword!"

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Other Common Scams

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Elder Abuse

Elder financial abuse is increasing as our population ages. Learn how you can help prevent financial fraud for you or a loved one.

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Social Media Scams

Social media scams account for one quarter of all the reported fraud losses in the United States. Learn how to spot them.

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Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that nine million identities are stolen each year. Learn how to better protect yours.

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