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What you need to know to stay safe online


Shopping Safely Online - Making #CyberShopping #CyberSecure

Shopping online? Here are some key tips on how to follow safe online shopping practices in order to make your online purchasing more secure.


Understanding Security Freezes and Credit Locks

What's the difference between freezing and locking your credit? This handy guide from Equifax helps you sort through the differences to determine which is right for you.


Phishing. Identity Theft. Malware. Scams. Cyber Attacks. Data Breaches.

We're here to help you avoid being a victim.

We've all heard these words at some point in time or maybe someone we know has been a victim of online crime. Or maybe it's even happened to you.

Here at First South Financial, we understand that it can be hard to keep up. What's the latest scam or malware attack? How do kids stay safe online? How do I spot a fraudulent email or a spoofed web site? What if my social media accounts are hacked?

That's why we are providing links to pages on our site and others that can help you stay informed on the latest cyber security issues and trends. Please click on any of the topics listed below to find out more.


Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission provides useful consumer information related to online security. The following links take you to the FTC website for more information.

Online Security Protecting Kids Online
How to protect your computer Malware
Scam Alerts Email Spam


Please know that First South Financial will never call you or email you and ask you to provide your full Social Security Number, your debit or credit card account number, the code on the back of the card, or other pieces of sensitive information. If you receive a call or email like this, please contact us at 901-380-7400 or email us at

We take the safety and security of your personal information very seriously and have placed many procedures and safeguards in place to help prevent your information from being lost or stolen.



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