Category: Identity Protection

4 Major Warning Signs of Financial Fraud: How to Spot a Financial Scam

Middle-aged woman holding schnauzer dog browses online safely watching out for warning signs of financial fraud.

In today’s world, scammers have more tools than ever to separate you from your hard-earned money — especially as more people are spending time online and conducting business virtually. Whether you’re trying to make smart investments or just protect yourself from being victimized, it’s important to know these major warning signs for financial fraud. Keep… Read more »

Protect Your Identity by Attending a Community Shred Event

Minster Bank employees with shred-it truck

With identity thieves lurking, it can be stressful worrying over the security of your identity. A major way to cut down on the risk of identity theft is to shred any unnecessary personal documents you don’t need, such as tax returns, pay stubs and old bank records. At Minster Bank, we’re here to help protect… Read more »

5 Steps You Should Take to Keep Your Account Safe

Millennial woman in blue shirt checks her Minster Bank account using her laptop at home

Did you know that cybercrime could cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025? As more and more data floods the internet, servers and our digital devices, the risk that individuals, businesses and government organizations will have their data compromised grows exponentially each year. That said, you can take steps to minimize your risk of… Read more »

4 Simple Steps to Keep Your Bank Account Safe

African American couple compare paper statements to online bank account to check for fraud and financial discrepancies

Criminals are looking for accounts they can easily hack and information they can easily steal. Here are four easy steps you can take to help protect your account from thieves. Review Your Bank Statements Whether you receive online or paper statements of your account’s activity, it is important to read them line by line. It… Read more »

7 Financial Road Trip Tips That Won’t Break The Bank

Family on a road trip in a car purchased by auto loan through Minster Bank

Summer is here and that can only mean one thing — it’s vacation time! With a little pre-planning and self-discipline, it’s easy to stay financially healthy on a road trip. Here are seven tips for saving money and ensuring that your money stays safe during your travels. 1. Budget for Your Trip Ahead of Time… Read more »