Fraud Prevention and Security Awareness

Community Bank of Santa Maria is committed to helping our customers stay educated and up-to-date on information security and the latest fraud scams.  We have compiled a list of resources that will help protect both you and your family from unwanted exposure.

Online banking can help you monitor the activity on your accounts.  If you are not a current online banking user, click here to enroll

ALERT: In light of recent events, it is necessary for consumers and investors to be alert to scams and unlawful activities in the investment and other financial services industries.  Click here to read an urgent consumer alert from the Department of Business Oversight (DBO).

Online Resources:


FTC for Consumers FTC for Businesses FBI Scam Information US-CERT


Resource for Victims of Identity Theft:

Recovering from identity theft is no easy task but can be easier with a plan. Below is a link to the federal government’s one-stop resource to help you report and recover from identity theft. The site provides step-by-step advice and helpful resources like easy-to-print checklists and sample letters.


Identity Theft Information


Guides for Protecting your Personal Information:


Cybersecurity for Consumers       A CyberSecurity Guide for Businesses       10 Things to Avoid Fraud       Putting telephone scams on hold

Protecting Personal Information Living Life OnlineChatting with Kids About Being Online


 If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact us at (805) 922-2900.

Disclaimer – Printable resource materials are provided by the Federal Trade Commission and FDIC