Security

We Take Security Seriously

At Mission Valley Bank, we don’t think there’s anything more important than your privacy and security while using our website and Online Banking services. We’re committed to taking every precaution to protect and safeguard your privacy, just as we do at each of our walk-in bank branches.

All Internet transactions, such as transfers of funds between Mission Valley Bank accounts, and third-party bill payment, are conducted in a secure (encrypted) environment to protect your privacy. If you have any questions about your privacy or the accuracy of your account information, please contact us at (818) 394-2300.

Information sent by e-mail is at risk of loss of confidentiality if the information is transmitted over the Internet. We do not recommend sending confidential information such as account numbers or Social Security numbers by e-mail. You can contact Mission Valley Bank directly at the number indicated above.

Bank News - Security

  • IRS, States and Tax Industry Renew Alert about Form W-2 Scam Targeting Payroll, Human Resource Departments

    IRS -2017-10

    Internal Revenue Service sign with a traffic signal in the foreground indicating a red light.

    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today renewed their warning about an email scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.

  • More Tips on Protecting Your Mobile Devices

     

    From the FDIC Consumer News -- Everywhere you look, people are using smartphones and tablets as portable, hand-held computers. "Unfortunately, cybercriminals are also interested in using or accessing these devices to steal information or commit other crimes," said Michael Benardo, manager of the FDIC's Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section. "That makes it essential for users of mobile devices to take measures to secure them, just as they would a desktop computer."

    Here are some basic steps you can take to secure your mobile devices. 

  • New Scam – Done ‘Old School’

     

    From OnGaurdOnline.gov

    In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft. They say that they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer to trick you into giving them remote access or paying for software you don’t need.

    These scammers take advantage of your reasonable concerns about viruses and other threats. They know that computer users have heard time and again that it’s important to install security software. But the purpose behind their elaborate scheme isn’t to protect your computer; it’s to make money.

  • Disaster Recovery -- Is Your Business Prepared?

    Is your business prepared for a disaster? While it is not something any of us like to think about – we all should. Odds are that our community will face the unthinkable sometime in the not so distant future. Anything from an earthquake, fire, flood even a long term power outage or flu epidemic could prove to be devastating to even the strongest business. While many large businesses have contingency plans for catastrophes already in place, most small to medium companies do not, which according to many experts – can result in their demise in the wake of a disaster. David Paulison, former executive director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a recent phone conference stated "Small businesses that don't have a plan in place generally don't survive after a disaster, whether it's a flood or a tornado. We see that anywhere from 40-60 percent of those that are hit simply don't come back to business".

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