Help Us Protect You
You play an†important role in helping us protect your personal information. While we're working hard to†keep your account and all of your transactions secure, we count on you to do your part.
The computer system you use for online banking activities is key to protecting your personal information. We encourage you to keep your system updated with patches for your operating system and other applications. In addition, make sure you have anti-virus/internet security software installed and up-to-date.
To help you get the best experience using the Idaho First Bank Web site, we recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 9 or higher), Safar (version 5.1.7 is the only supported version) or Firefox (version†3 or higher).†
If you are not currently using Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox, you can download one now by clicking one of the links below and then following the instructions.
Whenever you send application information online, the Idaho First Bank Web site automatically switches to a secure mode. You can tell in two ways:
- In the site address bar, the†URL changes from "http" to "https".
- You will see a locked padlock in the browser address bar when you are in a secure mode.
If you do not see "https" or a padlock icon, you are not in a secure mode. DO NOT enter usernames, passwords, or other personal information.
Online Banking Safety
Idaho First Bank is committed to protecting your personal information. Our Online Banking uses several different methods to protect your information. All information within our Online Banking uses the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol for transferring data. SSL is a cryptosystem that creates a secure environment for the information being transferred between your browser and Idaho First Bank. All information transferred through Online Banking has a 128-bit encryption which is the highest level of encryption. In addition to the security features put in place by Idaho First Bank here are some tips on keeping your information secure.
- Never give out any personal information including User Names, Passwords, SSN, Date of Birth
- Create difficult passwords which include letters, numbers, & symbols when possible
- Donít use personal information for your user names or passwords like Birth Dates & SSN
- Avoid using public computers to access your Online Banking
- Donít give any of your personal information to any web sites that does not use encryption or other secure methods to protect it
What is Identity Theft?
Identity theft involves the unlawful acquisition and use of someoneís identifying information, such as:
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Mother's Maiden Name
- Drivers License
- Bank or Credit Card Account Number
Thieves then use the information to repeatedly commit fraud in an attempt to duplicate your identity which may include opening new accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards, and social security benefits, renting apartments and establishing services with utility and telephone companies. It can have a negative effect on your credit and create a serious financial hassle for you.
How do I protect myself?
- Report lost or stolen checks or credit cards immediately
- Never give out any personal information including birth date, SSN or Passwords
- Shred all documents containing personal information, like bank statements, unused checks, deposit slips, credit card statements, pay stubs, medical billings, and invoices
- Donít give any of your personal information to any web sites that do not use encryption or other secure methods to protect it
For more information about identity theft and other tips on how to protect yourself and your information please visit the following websites.
CautionóBy clicking on the links below you will be leaving Idaho First Bankís secure website.
Federal Trade Commission:
FDIC Consumer Alerts:
United States Department of Justice:
PO Box 105069
Atlanta, GA 30349-5069
To order a report: (800) 685-1111
To report fraud: (800) 525-6285
PO Box 2002
Allen, TX 75013-0949
To order a report: (888) 397-3742
To report fraud: (888) 397-3742
P O Box 1000
Chester, PA 19022
To order a report: (800) 916-8800
To report fraud: (800) 680-7289
Debit Card Protection
Debit card usage has increased dramatically in recent years and fraudulent use of debit cards has also increased. We at Idaho First Bank have some suggestions for you for the care and usage of debit cards.
NEVER give your debit card information when requested by phone, email, or texting. We at neither Idaho First Bank nor any other bank we know of will ever request information from you in this manner. Please contact us if you receive any such request at 208-634-2760.
It is a good idea to pay by credit card if your card leaves your sight. An example might be when a waiter takes your card from your table in a restaurant or when ordering online. Debit cards are easier to process illegally vs. credit cards.
Our Commitment to Your Safety
Idaho First Bank will NEVER request personal information by email or text messaging including account numbers, passwords, personal identification information or any other confidential customer information.
Fraudulent emails may be designed to appear as though they are originated by Idaho First Bank. Do not respond to any email communications which request any type of personal or confidential information and do not go to any links listed on that email.
These communications are not originated by Idaho First Bank! Never give out any information that the Bank already has to a caller, texter, or email sender. If you contact us we may verify the last 4 digits of your SSN to confirm your identity but we will never contact you and ask for your debit/credit card number or your full SSN. If we need to contact you, it will always be done in a manner that protects your personal, confidential information and we will clearly identify ourselves. One of Idaho First Bank's top priorities is to safeguard YOUR confidential information and we work diligently to do so.
We always work with the local regulatory and law enforcement departments to be certain any type of illegal activity is stopped as soon as possible. We have multi-layer security to protect your confidential information and will continue to be vigilant in protecting it.
Immediately report any suspicious emails or websites to Idaho First Bank by forwarding the message to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you suspect identity theft or have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Idaho First Bank at (208) 634-1000.