Our online accounts contain lots of private information—from bank account numbers, to personal addresses, and birthdates. So it’s important to create secure passwords to help protect yourself from fraudsters and keep your mind at ease.
Use these tips to create strong passwords that will help keep your accounts and personal information safe.
Has your password been compromised? Here's what to do:
- Change your password immediately. Use the tips above to create a secure and unique password. If you're locked out of your account, contact the company's customer service or reset your password using the "forgot password" option.
- Assess your other accounts. If you’re using the compromised password on other accounts, change those right away, too.
- Keep an eye on your financial accounts and credit activity. Even if the stolen password wasn’t for a financial account, a fraudster could gain access to sensitive information like credit and debit card numbers that could be used to make fraudulent purchases. Monitor your financial accounts and credit reports and report any suspicious activity.
If you believe your account security has been compromised or have any concerns, call us immediately at 844-4TRUIST (844-487-8478).
Learn more about how Truist protects your accounts and get more helpful tips on steps you can take to protect yourself from fraudsters.
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