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.

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 »


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 »

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. Prevention is the best defense.

Learn more about this cybercrime and how to protect yourself »

Ransomware Targets Business Community

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

Learn more about this cybercrime and precautions to help protect your company or organization »

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 »

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.

Learn some basic precautions that small businesses can take to help to prevent this type of fraud »

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

These articles are for general information purposes only and are not intended to provide legal, tax, accounting or financial advice. PNC urges its customers to do independent research and to consult with security, financial and legal professionals before making any financial decisions. This site may provide reference to internet sites as a convenience to our readers. While PNC endeavors to provide resources that are reputable and safe, we cannot be held responsible for the information, products or services obtained on such sites and will not be liable for any damages arising from your access to such sites. The content, accuracy, opinions expressed and links provided by these resources are not investigated, verified, monitored or endorsed by PNC.

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