PageContent1We offer you security measures that will help you protect your online identity. Among these are: Online Banking and Mobile Banking Security Access Security or "PassMark" – During the registration process, FirstBank's security measures require that you choose a password in order to gain exclusive access to your Online and Mobile Banking Accounts. You must select a series of three security questions and choose a single image. Always pay attention to that image: if the one you chose is not the one that shows, communicate with the FirstLine Solutions Center immediately for more information. Password Requirements – FirstBank requires that the password contains at least 8 characters, with a minimum of one number, one special character (!@#$%^&*,.<>) and upper-case letter. Password Changes – It is recommended that you change your password regularly. If you forget your password or wish to change it, you must do it during the login process by pressing on the "Forgot my password" link on the screen, on the main Online Banking menu, or calling the FirstLine Solutions Center. Automatic Logout – FirstBank's Online and Mobile Banking services automatically close the session if the system detects no activity during 15 consecutive minutes. System Lock – If five attempts for access were failed when answering the security question or providing the password, the user will be automatically locked out. The only way of recovering access is through a FirstLine Solutions Center customer service representative. Updates – We recommend that you regularly update the operating systems, apps and firmware installed in your devices. Careful when downloading apps –Make sure the app comes from a reliable and reputable source before installing. FirstBank only offers mobile apps through the App Store (Apple) and Play Store (Android). Unsecured public WiFi – The use of unsecured public wireless networks is not recommended since the information could be visible to anyone. Use anti-malware – The use of anti-malware software helps prevent, detect and remedy malicious software that jeopardizes the security of your devices. Security Infrastructure Secure Connection – When accessing FirstBank's Online or Mobile Banking, you are automatically in a secure session. In the address bar of the browser of your choice, you will be able to see that the address begins with "https://" and that the image of a closed padlock appears on the right side. All data exchanged between FirstBank and you is encrypted; therefore, no third party will be able to read it or modify it. Encryption System – Firstbankpr.com uses a high-grade (SSL) encryption protocol with 128-bit keys, that guarantees the security of your information. This process makes illegible all the data that travels through FirstBank's Online and Mobile Banking systems. Protection – FirstBank's web-connected systems are protected with firewalls and antivirus programs, which are kept up to date at all times. Security Certificate – To verify the security certificate of the page, click on the closed padlock image on the right side of the navigation bar that contains the Online or Mobile Banking address. Identity Theft What is identity theft?Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information without your authorization to commit fraud, gain self-benefit or another crime.Personal Identity Information is information that we use daily to identify ourselves, such as name, address or phone, Social Security, or driver license numbers. When a criminal manages to obtain this information, he/she can use it to create new, fraudulent accounts.For more information about identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission website (www.ftc.gov).Identity thieves can use various methods for obtaining the information, including: Dumpster diving – Search in trash cans or containers, with the purpose of finding bills or any other document that includes personal information. Skimming – Theft through the reading of credit or debit card numbers (electronic information) using specialized equipment to obtain and store the data. Phishing – Adopting the appearance of a legitimate financial institution or company, the criminal sends unsolicited electronic or pop-up messages through a web browser to drive people to reveal personal information. Change of Address - Through a request for a change of address, the account statements are diverted to another destination. What is done with my information? Account Takeover – The identity thieves can use existing checks, credit or retirement accounts, among others, and divert funds to use them for their benefit. New Accounts – Using your personal information, the identity thief can establish some form of financial relationship, such as: Obtaining a credit card or loan approval using fraudulent or stolen identifications.Obtaining a credit card or loan approval using stolen credit history.Obtaining financial leasing or a car rental with fraudulent or stolen identifications.Opening deposit accounts to seize available funds and checks in transit.Make wire transfers. Unauthorized Transactions – These include the use of your account without your consent to make transactions that benefit the person who steals your identity. Some examples are: Check forgery (can include signatures and endorsements).Charges to credit cards through the Online or by phone.Theft of debit cards from the ATM stations (with their pin numbers or signatures, or without them). How do I detect if I am a victim of identity theft?You detect unexplained money withdrawals from your bank account.You stop receiving your bills or any other correspondence.Businesses reject your checks.You receive calls from debt collectors asking that you pay debts that are not yours.You find strange accounts or charges in your credit report. Best Practices to Prevent FraudDo not share your password with anybody and keep that information in a secure place, so that others have no access to it. You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your account and your password, as well as of restricting the access to your computer and mobile device.Use Online or Mobile Banking only from your computer, tablet or personal mobile phone.Never leave a computer unattended while you use Online Banking.If any institution asks you to share your Online Banking access or personal information, do not disclose it.Do not open e-mails from unknown sources.Limit the printing of documents that contain your personal information. One way of doing it is by requesting the e-Statements service, which eliminates the delivery of paper account statements. Instead, you can access them each month through the Online and Mobile Banking services.Shred those documents that contain your information before disposing them.Activate Online Banking alerts that inform you of the activity in your accounts; for example: completed, failed or modified transfers. Daily account balanceBalances that are too low or that exceed a certain amountSuspension of payments resultsSystem login errorsChanges of e-mail addressPassword changesAlways remember the date of your last login and confirm it on your next Online Banking session.Always press the "Log Out" option to finish your Online or Mobile Banking session.Verify your Online or Mobile Banking transactions frequently. If you detect any suspicious activity, report it immediately to your financial institution.If an e-mail claims to come from your financial institution but seems suspicious to you, it is recommended that you check with the FirstLine Solutions Center.If the system requests several times that you introduce your user name or password, it could be a sign of fraudulent activity. Protect What is YoursAre you certain or suspicious of any fraudulent activity going on?Contact our confidential program, Protect What is Yours, where all employees could report, without fear of retribution, any inappropriate action that could impact you, First BanCorp, its branches, shareholders, employees, investors and the general public. Report any fraud, it’s totally confidential. Call 1.800.780.9526 (for employees only).