Everyday Security Tips

These are everyday "around the house" suggestions that may help protect your identity, and your money.

Remember...GSB will never request account information via an email or ask you to click on a link to verify personal account data.

  • Check "washers" can eliminate ink from a regular pen, but not from gel pens. Get in the habit of using a gel pen when writing checks.
  • Use a shredder to safely dispose of any items (no longer required for your records) that include account numbers or ways to access your account such as financial solicitations and "checks" for cash advances on a credit card. Watch for notices of GSB's annual free shredding days.
  • Watch your mail! Do not place any bill payments in your mailbox for pick-up. Take your outgoing mail to the Post Office or use the Bill Pay feature of our HOMEBankersm.
  • Don't give personal financial information to anyone unless you know the person or organization ...never over the phone unless you have initiated the call.
  • Enjoy added protection while shopping online with your GSB Debit MasterCard®. MasterCard® SecureCode™ enhances your current Debit MasterCard® account with a secret code to protect against an unauthorized use of your card for online purchases from participating merchants. This link will take you away from GSB's site.
  • Check your bills carefully and notify companies if you do not receive regular bills in a timely manner.
  • Review bank and credit card statements promptly and report any unauthorized activity so the accounts can be closed.
  • Protect your checking account number by storing checks in a safe place. Report lost or stolen Glenview State Bank checks immediately by calling (847) 729-1900. HOMEBanker customers can place a stop payment order for an individual or series of checks at www.gsb.com.
  • Keep a list of all credit / debit / ATM cards and bank account numbers, expiration dates , credit limits and customer service numbers. A photocopy of the front and back is a convenient record if you can easily read the numbers. Report a lost or stolen Glenview State Bank Debit or ATM card by calling (847) 729-1900.
  • Receipts from purchases that have debit / credit card numbers should not be casually discarded. Keep your ATM receipts and check them against your account statement each month.