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Security and Fraud Prevention

In order to provide the highest level of security to our customers the UCB website holds the .bank domain. This domain is specific to the banking industry and has robust security technology in place. Customers can be assured they are communicating on a secure and trusted website when they see our .bank domain.

Your Security is Our Priority

Security is an ongoing partnership between United Community Bank and our customers. Continued education, heightened awareness, and the right tools go a long way toward helping you to protect your personal and financial information.

Debit Card & Credit Card Protection

Be in the know. United Community Bank provides many options for additional card protection including email and text alerts. Visit our Card Services page for a full list of options.

Protecting Yourself From Social Engineering

Social engineering is the art of manipulating people so they reveal confidential information. The types of information these criminals seek can vary; but when individuals are targeted, the criminals are usually trying to trick victims into providing passwords, social security numbers, debit or credit card numbers, bank information, or access computers to secretly install malicious software. This can provide access to passwords and bank information as well as allow control over the computer.

Common social engineering attacks include:

  • Phishing – Attackers  use emails, social media, instant messaging and SMS to trick victims into providing sensitive information or visiting malicious URLs in the attempt to compromise their systems.
  • Watering Hole – Attacks consist of injecting malicious code in the public pages of a site that the targets used to visit.
  • Whaling – An evolution of phishing attacks that targets business executives and government agencies by using sophisticated social engineering techniques to steal confidential information, personal data, and access credentials to restricted services.
  • Pretexting – Indicates the practice of presenting oneself as someone else to obtain private information.
  • Tailgating – Also known as “piggybacking,” involves an attacker seeking entry to a restricted area that lacks proper authentication.

Rule of Thumb

Never share your user name, password, social security number, or account numbers with anyone. United Community Bank will NEVER ask you for this information.

The following links provide up-to-date information on fraudulent scams, viruses, spyware, etc.

Have you been targeted? Report spam/fraud to us by calling 701-839-3500.

Identity Theft

If you fall victim of identity theft or would like additional information on ways to protect your identity, you can find helpful information on the Federal Trade Commission website. Please refer to this website for the latest scam information, consumer alerts issued by the  government and other resources such as credit scoring and telemarketing rules.

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