How you can protect yourself and your finances online
Simple measures you can take to protect yourself and your online banking information from cyber threats.
Prevention is the first step
One of the best ways to fight cyber threats, fraud and identity theft is to take steps to ensure it doesn’t happen in the first place. A few simple, precautionary measures can go a long way to keep your personal and financial information out of the hands of fraudsters.
Create strong, unique passwords
They’re your first line of defense. Take them seriously.
- Create strong passwords with a mix of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters
- Do not use the same password for multiple accounts
Use email with security in mind
Be careful not to reveal more than you intend.
- Create different email accounts for different purposes
- Recognize the red flags in fraudulent or spoofed emails
- Be wary of emails with urgent language, changes to payment instructions and unexpected links or attachments
- Do not respond to email requests for confidential information or open attachments that you are not expecting
Secure your devices
Your technology will run better and protect you when it’s updated
- Keep your operating system and browser software up-to-date
- Use a reputable anti-malware/virus program and update regularly
- Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you don’t need the connection
- Enable automatic backups of your computer and mobile devices to a secure cloud service or external hard drive
Enable two-factor authentication
Email providers and most financial, e-commerce and social media sites provide two-factor authentication or multi-factor authentication. You should take advantage of this feature wherever it’s offered, as it can make it more difficult for hackers to break into your online accounts.
Contact your Client Service team or J.P. Morgan team member to help you enable two-factor authentication on your J.P. Morgan OnlineSM account(s)
Add alerts to your online banking accounts
Check your account balances and transactions for fraudulent activity on a regular basis.
- Go to the online account setting feature of your J.P. Morgan Online, J.P. Morgan MobileSM and/or J.P. Morgan Access® accounts. Click on alerts and follow the directions
For more information about how you can protect yourself, visit the Chase.com Security Center, here.
Return to the J.P. Morgan Private Bank Security Center, here.