Western Bank will NEVER request personal information by email or text messaging including account numbers, passwords, personal identification information or any other confidential customer information.
Fraudulent emails may be designed to appear as though they are originated by Western Bank. Do not respond to any email communications which request any type of personal or confidential information and do not use any links listed in that email.
Never give out any information that the Bank already has to a caller, texter, or via email. If you contact us we may verify the last 4 digits of your SSN to confirm your identity but we will never contact you and ask for your debit/credit card number or your full SSN. If we need to contact you, it will always be done in a manner that protects your personal, confidential information and we will clearly identify ourselves.
We always work with the local regulatory and law enforcement departments to be certain any type of illegal activity is stopped as soon as possible. We have multi-layer security to protect your confidential information and will continue to be vigilant in protecting it.
Western Bank is committed to protecting your personal information. Our Online Banking uses several different methods to protect your information. All information within our Online Banking is protected using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol for transferring data. SSL is a cryptosystem that creates a secure environment for the information being transferred between your browser and Western Bank. All information transferred through Online Banking has a 128-bit encryption. Here are some tips on keeping your information secure..
Identity theft involves the unlawful acquisition and use of someone’s identifying information
Thieves then use the information to repeatedly commit fraud using your identity which may include opening new accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards, and social security benefits, renting apartments and establishing services with utility and telephone companies. It can have a negative effect on your credit and create a serious financial hassle for you.