How to tell if a website is real.
Fraudulent websites look like the real thing and can fool you if you don’t know what to look for. To check whether a website is real:
- Look for the “S”.
- Every Citizens National Bank web page that reveals personal information will have https: in the address.
- The "s" after http indicates the connection between your computer and the website is “secure.”
- Informational pages that do not reveal personal information (like our home page) will not have the "s."
- Look for security indicators
- In addition to the “s,” certain browsers will display a small lock icon in the browser address bar to indicate a secure site. If you use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, look for this icon.
- When you click on the lock, a certificate window should appear.
- If no window appears, you may be on a fraudulent website.
- Different browsers, such as Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox, indicate a secure site in different ways. For details, refer to the help pages for your browser.
- View the certificate.
- Click on the lock icon to see the digital certificate.
- The certificate should have "cnbsomerset.com" as part of the "issued to" name.
Pop-up window asks you to enter:
- Checking account number
- Cardholder name
- Credit card number
- Bank routing number
- Expiration dates
- Social Security number
- Personal Identification Number (PIN)