Phishing is a term for illegal use of emails and websites carefully designed to look like actual emails and websites of legitimate businesses, financial institutions, and government agencies in an attempt to deceive users into disclosing confidential information. The phishers then use that information to perpetrate fraud and identity theft.

In order to further protect our customers from these schemes, 1st National Bank of Scotia has initiated a dual authentication process for its online banking products. By designing your own security features as part of your login, you are always sure you are at the real 1st National site before you transact any business or enter any personal information.

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