Secure Holiday Shopping

Secure Holiday Shopping

November 4, 2022

The holiday shopping season is picking up, bringing with it the joy and excitement of finding that "perfect gift" for our friends and family. Along with it, though, comes the increased potential for your personal and financial information to be compromised. As part of our continued commitment to empowering our customers and communities to make well-educated financial decisions, Bank of the Valley offers these tips to help you have a happy and secure financial holiday shopping season: 

  1. COMPARE PRODUCTS. This will help to ensure that you're getting the best quality product that fits your holiday shopping budget. 
  2. CHECK OUT THE SELLER to make sure that they are a legitimate and reputable company.
  3. LOOK FOR COUPON CODES. Whether the discount is large or small, every little bit helps to make some more room in your budget.
  4. PAY BY CREDIT CARD. It comes wiht extra protection for things like unauthorized online purchases. Talk to any of our Bank of the Valley team members to get your Bank of the Valley credit card today! 
  5. USE SECURE CHECKOUT. This enhances the protections for your personal information throughout the buying process.
  6. KEEP RECORDS OF YOUR PURCHASES in case of any discrepencies. 
  7. BUY GIFTS FOR GIFTS, NOT FOR PAYMENTS. Anyone who demands you pay them with a gift card is a scammer.
  8. RESEARCH CHARITIES BEFORE YOU DONATE. Take your time and do some research to make sure that the organization is legitimate and has a favorable reputation. 

We wish you all a safe and successful holiday shopping season!