Financial Safety Tips
Keeping your financial information confidential is extremely important to us.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommends that passwords should be “easy to remember” but “hard to guess.”
NIST guidance recommends the following for passwords:
- An eight character minimum and 64 character maximum length
- Use a special characters (but not a requirement)
- Do not use sequential and repetitive characters (e.g. 12345 or aaaaaa)
- Do not use context specific passwords (e.g. the name of the site, etc.)
- Do not use commonly used passwords (e.g. p@ssw0rd, etc.)
- Do not reuse previously breeched passwords
Remember to log off after viewing your bank account activity online.
Do not register a computer for repeated use if you are using a public computer or someone else’s computer to access online banking or other websites that contain sensitive or personal information.
Keep your debit card PIN confidential. If you have shared your PIN for any reason, stop by your local Vista banking center and have your PIN changed.
General account information
Never provide your full account number or social security number over the phone.
If you see suspicious activity on your account contact the bank right away.
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Avoid financial scams
Vista Bank will not call you requesting personal account information, nor should any other credible organization. Use extreme caution when you receive a phone call or text asking for personal information such as your social, or any information pertaining to your finances as this is most likely fraud.
Keep your information on file up to date in case Vista Bank’s fraud prevention team needs to contact you for any reason.