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.


12 Scams of Christmas To Avoid This Year

Keep your holidays bright this year. Learn about common holiday scams and some tips to help protect you/your family.

Learn about "The Twelve Scams of Christmas" and some tips to help protect you and your family »


Choosing a Strong Password

Strong passwords are key to protecting your personal information.

Learn about some extra steps you can take to protect your banking accounts »

Data Aggregators

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

Check out these tips on what you can do to help keep your data more secure »

Deepfakes

Seeing should not always be believing. Deepfake images, audio and video can be so well done that it is very difficult to determine a fake.

Learn how it works, who it hurts and how to detect it »


How To Avoid Social Engineering

Social engineering uses social and behavioral observations to trick an individual into doing something they should not, such as performing a transaction or divulging sensitive information.

Learn how you can avoid making security mistakes using these tips »

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.

Learn what basic actions you can take to secure your connected devices »

Mobile Device Security

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

Follow these steps to help secure
 your device »

Physical Security

Your personal safety starts with being aware of your surroundings, free of distractions such as headphones or cellphones.
Learn some tips how to be safe in parking lots, at ATMs and more »

Protect Your Digital Identity

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

Read tips on how to protect your data online »

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.

Learn how to protect yourself from SIM Card Swapping Scams »

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.

Learn about some common tax refund–related scams and tips to help avoid becoming a victim »

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.

Learn some tips to help avoid becoming a victim »

Important Legal Disclosures and Information

Read a summary of privacy rights for California residents which outlines the types of information we collect, and how and why we use that information.