IBERIA Wealth Advisors will never ask for your username or password.
Personal Computer Security Guidelines
- Use a current internet browser with 128-bit encryption that supports secure and private transactions. Use the built-in security features that some browsers provide. Choosing certain security settings and options will help protect the privacy of your accounts and personal information. The Help Option or Properties on your browser should provide you with the security options available on your system.
- Keep your operating system and internet browser updated with patches from the vendor's website. For example, use Microsoft's Windows Update feature and install the Critical Updates and Service Packs since these address critical security issues.
- Use virus and spyware protection software and update the software regularly in order to detect new threats.
- Use personal firewall software, especially if you connect to the internt with a broadband (i.e. cable or DSL) connection.
- If your computer is on a wireless network, ensure that the router settings are secure.
- Use caution when downloading files, installing software, or opening e-mail attachments from unverified or unknown sources.
"Phishing" is a method developed by scammers and hackers to get unsuspecting victims to reveal their personal information and is a contributing factor to the rise in identity theft. The most common method of phishing involves cleverly designed emails which claim to be from reputable companies with whom the recipient may or may not have a relationship. The bogus e-mail requests the recipient to confirm personal information such as client ID, passwords, account numbers, etc. The e-mail may instruct you to "update" or "validate" your personal information via e-mail or direct you to a phony website that looks like a legitimate website.
- IBERIABANK or IBERIA Wealth Advisors will not ask you to enter your personal information in an e-mail link or send such information in an e-mail. If you receive such a request in an e-mail, notify IBERIABANK immediately at (800) 682-3231.
- Look for secure web pages when entering your password or financial information. Using Internet Explorer, most secure web pages begin with https:// and display a padlock, or a key, indicates a secure connection and an unlocked padlock, or a broken key, indicates an unsecured connection. If this is not apparent, you can review the Properties of the web page to verify that it is secure. If you are not using Internet Explorer, consult the Help Option or Properties on your browser to determine the security of web pages on your system.
- Look for legitimate web pages when entering your password or financial information. Non-legitimate web pages may use a common misspelling of the company's name in the web address or may add a word, symbol, or number before or after the name.