At Bank of the West, we employ many safeguards to ensure that
your most important and confidential information is protected. But you can
never be too safe when it comes to keeping your identity from abuse and
fraud. Protecting your identity starts with you. Follow these important
guidelines to help protect your most valuable asset:
- When conducting business online, make sure your
browser's padlock or key icon is active.
- Do business only with companies you know to be
- Don't open e-mail from unknown sources, and use
virus detection software.
- Use a combination of letters and numbers when
choosing passwords, and change them periodically.
Time is money, and we want to
help you save both. We encourage you to access your
Bank of the West Online Banking and follow the inportant steps to
help protect your most valuable asset
: Online Banking
We will always maintain our
commitment to protecting your privacy through employee training, strict
codes of conduct, encryption, fraud detection and adherence to rigorous
security standards. And we continue to work closely with law
enforcement officials to pursue those who fraudulently use information.
For answers to
specific questions about your Bank of the West accounts, please login to
Online Banking or call our Customer Contact Center at 301-987-BANK or
1-800-987-BANK (out of area).