McGehee Bank's Commitment to Security

Each year more and more Americans have their identity stolen and the staff and management of
McGehee Bank want to give you the information you need to help protect yourself against ID theft.
While we cannot guarantee that your ID will never be stolen we 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 McGehee 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 McGehee 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 McGehee 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 McGehee Bank by forwarding the message to If you suspect identity theft or have any questions regarding this
notice, please contact our Bookkeeping Department at 870-222-3151.

Mobile Banking Security Awareness

McGehee Bank?s Mobile Banking allows you to bank anytime, anywhere from the convenience of your mobile phone. This service provides secure access to your bank accounts, allowing you to view account balances and recent activity. You will also be able to search account activity, transfer funds, and find our locations. McGehee Bank uses multiple forms of identification authentication, log-in procedures and encrypted communications to make sure your mobile banking application is safe and secure.
The continuing growth of mobile phones and mobile banking is providing conveniences for you and offers more ways to access accounts. Of course, fraudsters (those individuals trying to steal personal information) are going to follow the same path and turn their attention to mobile banking with malware and social engineering in search of potential targets. Fraudsters know that one of the possible keys to their success lies within an account holder. Security awareness education is a key to minimizing these risks to McGehee Bank customers from fraudsters.

Tips for safe and secure Mobile Banking:

  • Research any application (app) before downloading it. Just because the name of an app resembles the name of the bank, don?t assume it is the official McGehee Bank app. It could be a fraudulent app designed to trick users into believing the service is legitimate. The best place to download the McGehee Bank mobile banking app is from the app store. Be aware that fraudsters will continue to create fraudulent applications. If you have any doubts about any websites or mobile banking applications contact McGehee Bank.
  • McGehee Bank will never ask for your password under any circumstances. Do not tell your password to others under any circumstances (including mobile phone support operators or mobile phone sales representatives, etc.). Fraudsters will try to obtain mobile banking passwords by e-mail, letter, phone calls, asking for your mobile banking account number, username, password, and other important information. If you have any doubts, please contact McGehee Bank.
  • Please use strong passwords that are not easily guessable. They should be composed of numbers, letters (upper case and lower case) and special characters.
  • It is good practice to change your mobile banking password regularly.
  • Do not lend others your phone with the mobile banking function opened as this will prevent infringement and deter others from spying on your personal information.

Online Banking Security

McGehee 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 McGehee 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 McGehee 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
     • Don't use personal information for your user names or passwords like Birth Dates & SSN
     • Avoid using public computers to access your Online Banking
     • Don't 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 someone's identifying information, such as:
     • Name
     • Address
     • 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
     • Don't 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.
Caution-By clicking on the links below you will be leaving McGehee Bank's secure website.
Computer Security
Federal Trade Commission:
FDIC Consumer Alerts:
United States Department of Justice:
P O Box 105069
Atlanta, GA 30349-5069
To order a report: (800) 685-1111
To report fraud: (800) 525-6285
P O Box 2002
Allen, TX 75013-0949
To order a report: (888) 397-3742
To report fraud: (888) 397-3742
Trans Union
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
We at McGehee 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
       McGehee 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.
     • 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.

Regulation E: Electronic Fund Transfers

This law is designed to protect consumers making electronic fund transfers. The term "electronic fund
transfer" (EFT) generally refers to a transaction initiated through an electronic terminal, telephone,
computer, or magnetic tape that instructs a financial institution either to credit or debit a consumer's asset
The Electronic Fund Transfer Act (also known as Regulation E) was issued by the Board of Governors of
the Federal Reserve System and adopted in 1978 as an add-on to the Consumer Credit Protection Act.
The law and regulation establish the basic rights, liabilities, and responsibilities of consumers who use
electronic fund transfer services and of financial institutions that offer these services.
Business/Commercial clients are not covered by Regulation E. As a result, it is critical that


business/commercial clients implement sound security practices within their places of business as
outlined in this Program to reduce the risk of fraud and unauthorized transactions from occurring.
Good practices can keep business/commercial client’s information secure.

Corporate Account Takeover (CATO) is a form of identity theft in which criminals steal your valid online banking credentials. The attacks are usually stealthy and quiet. Malware introduced onto your systems may go undetected for weeks or months. Account-draining transfers using stolen credentials may happen at any time and may go unnoticed depending on the frequency of your account monitoring efforts.

The good news is, if you follow sound business practices, you can protect your company:
     *Use layered system security measures: Create layers of firewalls, anti-malware software
       and encryption. One layer of security might not be enough. Install robust anti-malware
       programs on every workstation and laptop. Keep the programs updated.
       *Manage the security of online banking with a single, dedicated computer used exclusively
       for online banking and cash management. This computer should not be connected to your
       business network, should not retrieve any e-mail messages, and should not be used for any
       online purpose except banking.
       * Educate your employees about cybercrimes. Make sure your employees understand that
        just one infected computer can lead to an account takeover. Make them very conscious of
        the risk, and teach them to ask the question: “Does this e-mail or phone call make sense?”
        before they open attachments or provide information.
       * Block access to unnecessary or high-risk websites. Prevent access to any website that
        features adult entertainment, online gaming, social networking and personal e-mail. Such
        sites could inject malware into your network.
       * Establish separate user accounts for every employee accessing financial information, and
        limit administrative rights. Many malware programs require administrative rights to the
        workstation and network in order to steal credentials. If your user permissions for online
        banking include administrative rights, don't use those credentials for day-to-day processing.
       * Use approval tools in cash management to create dual control on payments. Requiring two
        people to issue a payment – one to set up the transaction and a second to approve the
        transaction – doubles the chances of stopping a criminal from draining your account.
       * Review or reconcile accounts online daily. The sooner you find suspicious transactions, the
        sooner the theft can be investigated.

Unsolicited Client Contact

McGehee Bank will never contact its clients on an unsolicited basis to request their security logon credentials such as the combination of the client’s username and password. If you receive a request of this type, not respond to it. Please call us immediately at 870-222-3151 or e-mail us at to report any activity of this nature.
McGehee Bank will only contact its clients regarding online banking activity on an unsolicited basis for the
following reasons:
       * Suspected fraudulent activity on your account;
       * Inactive/dormant account;
       * To notify you of a change or disruption in service; or
       * To confirm changes submitted to your online banking profile.
If you receive an unsolicited contact from a McGehee Bank team member for any reason not cited above,
your identity will be confirmed through a series of security questions and you will always have the option
of hanging up and calling McGehee Bank to confirm that validity of our request. Remember, McGehee Bank will NEVER ask for your logon security credentials.


Online Banking Business/Commercial clients are strongly encouraged to perform an annual Self-
Assessment focusing on their online banking practices and network security. A Self- Assessment will
evaluate whether the client has implemented sound business practices to address the five key principles
outlined in the “Securing Your Business” section within this document.

Securing Your Business

Is your company keeping information secure?
Are you taking steps to protect sensitive information? Safeguarding sensitive data in your files and on
your computers is just plain good business. After all, if that information falls into the wrong hands, it can
lead to fraud or identity theft. A sound data security plan is built on five key principles:
       * Take stock. Know the nature and scope of the sensitive information contained in your files
         and on your computers.
       * Scale down. Keep only what you need for your business.
       * Lock it. Protect the information in your care.
       * Pitch it. Properly dispose of what you no longer need.
       * Plan ahead. Create a plan to respond to security incidents.
The following information is provided by the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer

Take Stock

Know the nature and scope of the sensitive information contained in your files and on your
       * Take inventory of all file storage and electronic equipment. Where does your company store
        sensitive data?
       * Talk with your employees and outside service providers to determine who sends sensitive
        information to your business, and how it is sent.
       * Consider all of the methods with which you collect sensitive information from customers,
        and what kind of information you collect.
       * Review where you keep the information you collect, and who has access to it.

Scale Down

Keep only what you need for your business.
       * Use Social Security numbers only for required and lawful purposes. Don’t use SSNs as
        employee identifiers or customer locators.
       * Keep customer credit card information only if you have a business need for it.
         * Review the forms you use to gather data — like credit applications and fill-in-the-blank web
        screens for potential customers — and revise them to eliminate requests for information you
        don’t need.
       * Change the default settings on your software that reads customers’ credit cards. Don’t keep
        information you don’t need.
       * Truncate the account information on any electronically printed credit and debit card receipts
        that you give your customers. You may include no more than the last five digits of the card
        number, and you must delete the card’s expiration date.
       * Develop a written records retention policy, especially if you must keep information for
        business reasons or to comply with the law.

Lock It

Protect the information that you keep.
       * Put documents and other materials containing sensitive information in a locked room or file
       * Remind employees to put files away, log off their computers, and lock their file cabinets and
        office doors at the end of the day.
       * Implement appropriate access controls for your building.
       * Encrypt sensitive information if you must send it over public networks.
       * Regularly run up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware programs on individual computers.
       * Require employees to use strong passwords.
       * Caution employees against transmitting personal information via e-mail.
       * Create security policies for laptops used both within your office, and while traveling.
       * Use a firewall to protect your computers and your network.
       * Set “access controls” to allow only trusted employees with a legitimate business need to
        access the network.
       * Monitor incoming Internet traffic for signs of security breaches.
       * Check references and do background checks before hiring employees who will have access
        to sensitive data.
       * Create procedures to ensure workers who leave your organization no longer have access to
        sensitive information.
       * Educate employees about how to avoid Phishing and phone pretexting scams.

Pitch It

Properly dispose of what you no longer need.
       * Create and implement information disposal practices.
       * Dispose of paper records by shredding, burning, or pulverizing them.
       * Defeat “dumpster divers” by encouraging your staff to separate the information that is safe
        to trash from sensitive data that needs to be discarded with care.
       * Make shredders available throughout the workplace, including next to the photocopier.
       *Use a “wipe” utility programs when disposing of old computers and portable storage
       * Give business travelers and employees who work from home a list of procedures for
        disposing of sensitive documents, old computers, and portable devices.

Plan Ahead

Create a plan for responding to security incidents.
       * Create a plan to respond to security incidents, and designate a response team led by a
        senior staff person(s).
       * Draft contingency plans for how your business will respond to different kinds of security
        incidents. Some threats may come out of left field; others — a lost laptop or a hack attack,
        to name just two — are unfortunate, but foreseeable.
       * Investigate security incidents immediately.
       * Create a list of who to notify — inside or outside your organization — in the event of a
        security breach.
       * Immediately disconnect a compromised computer from the Internet.

McGehee Bank Contacts

You are protected in a variety of ways when you use Internet Banking; however it is important to contact
McGehee Bank in the event you that your company’s online access has been compromised. Also, report any unauthorized or unexpected transactions immediately.
Your account is protected against fraudulent transactions in a number of ways, so monitor your account
balances and transactions frequently. If you want to report suspicious activity in your account(s), or if
you have questions about the security of your account(s), you can call us at: 870-222-3151 or e-mail us
The security of your company’s money and identity is as important to us as it is to you. Let’s work
together to protect it.

Additional Resources

The following links are provided solely as a convenience to our Business/Commercial Online Banking
clients. McGehee Bank neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the organizations, services, or advice
associated with these links. McGehee Bank is not responsible for the accuracy of the content found on these sites.
       * Identity Theft, Privacy, and Security Publications for Businesses
       * OnGuard Online: Learn how to avoid Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your
        personal information.
       * National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Computer Security Resource Center
       * SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute's Twenty Most Critical Internet Security
       *  U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
       * Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute's CERT Coordination Center
       * Center for Internet Security (CIS)
       * The Open Web Application Security Project