Security Tips

Banking security tips aimed at protecting your personal and financial information.

Security is a top priority at PNC

We are committed to keeping your accounts and personal information secure.

You can also play a critical role in fighting fraud and defending against cybercriminals. We will continue to post information here to update you about recurring or emerging scams, to educate you regarding cybersecurity and to provide tips to help you detect scams or to protect your data and accounts against cyber threats.

Account Takeover

A component of online cybercrime activity is the use of account takeover by cyber criminals.

Choosing a Strong Password

Strong passwords are key to protecting your personal information.

Data Aggregators

What comes between your favorite financial app and your bank account?


Deepfake images, audio and video can be so well done that it is very difficult to determine a fake.

How To Avoid Social Engineering

Social engineering uses social and behavioral observations to trick an individual into doing something they should not.

Internet of Things: Is Our "Smart" World Secure?

Anyone with a device that is connected to the internet is potentially at risk of being compromised.

Mobile Device Security

Data on your device could be used by cybercriminals to access your accounts and steal your money or your identity.

Physical Security

Your personal safety starts with being aware of your surroundings, free of distractions such as headphones or cellphones.

Protect Your Digital Identity

Your digital identity may include online actions, activities, and other data attributes used to identify you online.

Ransomware: It's Personal

Ransomware attacks are a threat to your personal devices and network as well as the businesses/organizations with whom you interact. 

Ransomware Targets Business Community

Ransomware criminals target government entities, nonprofit organizations and businesses of all sizes.  No business is immune to these attacks.

SIM Card Swapping Scam

Bad actors can help themselves to the data stored on your device through SIM-card swapping without physically having possession of your phone.

Small Business Email Compromise & Spoofing

Business Email Compromise is a type of fraud in which businesses can be tricked into transferring funds or handing over sensitive data to bad actors.

Tips to Help Avoid Tax-Related Scams

Fraudsters and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) impostors can strike any time of year, not just during tax time.

Ways to Help Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is the unlawful acquisition and use of someone’s personally identifiable information for fraudulent gain. Take steps to protect your sensitive data. 

What Is Cryptocurrency, & How Risky Is Investing in It?

The crypto craze is an investment trend that’s grown in popularity the last decade.  


Being knowledgeable about security is your best deterrent against fraud.


How to Tell If a Check Is Fake

Spot the signs of a fraudulent check. Uncover essential strategies on how to tell if a check is fake and safeguard your bank account today.

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What Is a Safe Deposit Box?

Safe deposit boxes are secure storage units typically located in banks or credit unions that hold important items you may not want to keep at home.

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What Is the Security Code on a Debit Card?

The security code, also known as the CVV (Card Verification Value) code, helps protect your debit card from fraudulent activity.

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