Security Center

At Commercial Bank we believe that one of the best ways to arm yourself against fraud is with information.  In this section we will provide you with information on how to protect your personal identifying information and links to online resources. We will also provide you with information on the different types of fraud, scams and safety tips.

General Security Tips

Government impersonators mail fake notices to business owners

Quishing, the New Phishing

Did someone tell you to move or transfer your money? It could be a scam

Bad Romance: Top “Love Game” lies told by romance scammers

Service Member Protections

Looking for a job? Scammers might be looking for you

Taking the “ploy” out of employment scams

Don’t answer another online quiz question until you read this

Protect yourself against scams this holiday season

’Tis the season to spot and avoid gift card scams

No, that’s not the IRS texting about a tax refund or rebate. It’s a scam.

Shop Smart and Stay Safe this Holiday Season—Cybersecurity Tips

Imposter scams targeting veterans and servicemembers

How to recognize a fake Geek Squad renewal scam

Scammers are posing as your TV and internet company

Spot and avoid home-related fraud this winter

PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal – Krebs on Security

Shopping scams are in session for back-to-school shopping

Selling stuff online? Here’s how to avoid a scam

Defending against impersonator scams 

Protect your Medicare number, your other info, and your money 

Shutting down tech support scams 

Did you get a text from your own number? That’s a scam

Warning: Callers are impersonating FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips

Is a credit freeze or fraud alert right for you?

How to tell if someone is using your identity

Identity theft can happen to anyone

New crypto payment scam alert

The Google Voice Scam: How this verification code scam works and how to avoid it

Amazon Impersonators: What you need to know

Don't send them money

Hot rental car market = scams

Hello, summer. Goodbye, scammers.

Scammers reportedly using fake unemployment benefits websites as phishing lures

Caught in a Bad Romance

The Drug Enforcement Administration Isn't Calling

Achy Fakey Heart (Romance Scams)

Scammers are scheming as Healthcare.gov reopens

Avoid Scammers Offering to Pay Your Rent

KnowB4 Scam of the Week Blasts

Security Awareness: Scam of the Week Blasts

KnowB4, a leader in security awareness and training solutions, reports on the top scams that are making headlines in cybersecurity. Please see their alerts below to stay up to date on what you should be looking out for!

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to infected computers and requires victims to pay a ransom in order to regain full access to their data. Ransomware is typically spread through spear phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting infected websites.

Report ransomware to:

United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Forces at: www.secretservice.gov/investigation/#field

Identity Theft

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission.  It is a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history and reputation.  It can take time, money, and patience to resolve.

Victims of identity theft involving Commercial Bank customers should call  989-875-4144 immediately during normal business hours, and ask for the Security Department or by visiting your local branch.

For more information on Identity Theft, click the link below.

Identity Theft

IRS Security Awareness Newsletter

Internet Security

Scammers, hackers, and identity thieves are looking to steal your personal information and your money.  There are steps you can take to help protect yourself, like keeping your computer software up-to-date and not giving out any of your personal information.

Click here for more information.

What You Can Do to Fend Off Hackers

Mobile Banking

Online Banking Fraud Prevention Information

Partnering For Online Security 

Internet Fraud Scams

There are unique risks associated with children online. For more information, visit the links below.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Tips

Talking with Kids About Being Online

Buying Internet-Connected Smart Toys

Back to School: Online Safety

Debit Card ATM Card Fraud

"What happens if my card was part of a security breach?" 

Click here for security breach details

Prevention Tips

ATM Safety

*If you're planning a trip out-of-state or abroad, it is important to let Commercial Bank know of our travel plans.  The most important reason to keep our team informed is to avoid interruptions in debit card services during your travel.  If you are planning a trip, please call 800-547-8531 during our normal business hours.