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Alexa – Pay My Bills!

Introducing Alexa Voice Bill Pay!

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What is Voice Bill Pay?

A Voice Bill Pay skill, like iPay QuickPay, is a voice-driven capability that enables you to access certain information about your Citizens Bank Minnesota bill pay account on your Alexa-enabled device.

Once you’ve enabled the skill, you can ask Alexa to make a payment, provide payment history and check scheduled payments!

Who can I pay with iPay QuickPay?

  • You are able to make a payment to eligible payees you’ve added to your bill pay account
  • You can ask Alexa to list your payees if you are unsure of which payees you’ve added to your account

For more information on how you can get started with iPay QuickPay, please visit our website at: https://www.citizensmn.bank/personal/online-services

Join our WooHoo! Text Club!

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Text CITIZENSMN to 474747 and fill out the short form to opt in!

Receive event information, notices, updates, alerts and announcements. ZERO spam and NEVER shared!

*Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel at any time.

Trending Security Topics

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Did you know Citizens has a page on our website dedicated to Trending Security Topics? We update monthly to keep you in the know on new scams, fraud and much more. Be sure to check it out! www.citizensmn.bank/ask-us/trending-security-topics

Protect Your Identity with Deluxe Provent Identity Theft Protection from EZShield

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Citizens Bank Minnesota and Deluxe Provent/EZShield are pleased to offer you Identity Theft Protection service! Check out this short video to see how EZShield protection can help you stay secure: EZShield Identity Theft Protection

Every year millions of consumers are affected by identity theft. It costs a great deal of time and money to restore your identity. Criminals continually find ways to steal your personal information and perpetrate fraud. But now you can do something to help protect yourself.

You can also learn more about Deluxe Provent Identity Theft Protection from EZShield on our website at: www.citizensmn.bank/personal/identity-theft-protection

Tips For Securing Your Social Media Accounts

cyber security awareness logoOctober is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of cybersecurity and online safety.

One of the biggest online presence that today’s society has is on social media platforms. Because they are being linked to an increasing number of applications on phones and other devices, it becomes even more necessary to secure them.

Securing your personal social media accounts

The different social media platforms have security features that you should take advantage of. Here are some tips for keeping your accounts secure:

  • Close the accounts that you’re not using. Forgotten social media accounts may be compromised without being noticed. Hackers can leverage these and access other accounts linked to it, like your email.
  • Check what apps are connected to your social media. Do you use Facebook or Google to sign in for any other applications? Assess if this type of access is necessary.
  • Practice good password hygiene. Use different passwords for your social media accounts, and also make sure each password is complex and unusual. Enabling 2-factor authentication can prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your accounts.
  • Keep your mobile apps updated. Make sure you have the latest version of the platform you’re using. Security patches protect you from the newest known threats.
  • Use a unique email for your social media accounts. If possible, create a whole new email specifically for social media accounts so that if you are compromised, the hackers won’t have access to any valuable information.

Securing corporate accounts

Social media is also used as the public face of enterprises or even entrepreneurs who use it as an advertising tool or an avenue to establish their brand. Hackers sometimes take over a company’s social media to promote their own brand, gain followers, or even spread a specific message. This form of hacktivism is an ongoing problem, especially with Twitter accounts.

Here are some tips to keep corporate social media accounts secure:

  • Monitor your social media regularly—keep an eye on what’s happening on all your social media platforms.
  • Limit access to only the necessary people—the fewer people with access, the better. This makes it easier to control the posts and avoid any deliberate sabotage.
  • Separate what is personal and what is professional—you don’t want to accidentally post something personal on a corporate account.
  • Audit which tools have access to your accounts—regulate tools that help with posting since they might be vulnerable to attacks.
  • Be aware of the latest security solutions—some platforms might be moving away from passwords soon, or they may be implementing a new security feature that you may want to implement.
  • Like all users, practice good password hygiene and also implement strict policies about patching and updating.

Source: www.trendmicro.com

Protect Your Citizens Bank Minnesota Debit Card With The MyCardRules App

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The power to protect your Citizens Bank Minnesota Debit Card is in the palm of your hand!

Download this FREE mobile app that allows you to conveniently control when, where and how your Debit Card can be used!

  • Turn your cards off and on: Misplaced your card? Turn it off until you find it!
  • Get instant alerts: Receive alerts based on the rules you set.
  • Control where and how your Debit Card can be used: Out shopping or on vacation? Set the card to work only where you are!
  • Plus much more!

How to set up MyCardRules:

Download the app in the Apple or Google Play store

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Choose New User and enter in your card number:

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MCR3Enter security code, zip code, and expiration date and accept MyCardRules Terms and condition and privacy policy:

 

 

 

 

Enter email address, password, re-enter password, and user full name, then next.

Password: 8-12 characters in length, with at least one number and one letter.

And you should be all set! You now have control over when, where and how your Citizens Bank Minnesota debit card can be used!

Contact Citizens at 800-549-0194 if you have any questions and we’d be happy to help!

Deposit Checks With Go! Mobile Deposit

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Go! Mobile Deposit allows customers to deposit checks to their Citizens Bank Minnesota checking and/or savings accounts using the camera on their iPhone or Android!

How do I enroll in Go! Mobile Deposit?

  • Select Mobile Deposit within our mobile app to enroll
  • Enter the required information
  • Select the account(s) you wish to deposit into
  • Registration is now submitted

When you receive the email that you are approved:

  • Login to your Go! Mobile app and select Mobile Deposit from the drop down menu
  • Accept the “Terms and Conditions”
  • Take a photo of the front and back of the endorsed check (must have your signature and “Via Mobile Deposit” written on back)
  • Type in the dollar amount (no decimal required)
  • Choose account to deposit into
  • Tap ‘Deposit Check’ and then ‘Done’
  • Wait for confirmation

WooHoo! It’s THAT easy!  Enroll in Go! Mobile Deposit today!

You can find more information at: www.citizensmn.bank/personal/go–mobile-deposit

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