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Consumer Awareness

At Sterling Bank, we have no higher priority than the security and privacy of your financial information. We maintain our Internet banking platform using stringent information security guidelines and use many lines of defense to protect your account information. As new technology or improved practices become available we will adopt those that we believe may improve the security of your confidential financial information. From authentication, SSL, encryption software, high-end firewalls, and automatic log-off, your information is always safe and secure.


Sterling Bank will NEVER ask for your account information and/or passwords over the phone or in an email. We already know your account numbers and your password is SECRET, even to us.

Sterling Bank wants to help you protect yourself against crimes targeting consumers such as Identity Theft and E-Mail ‘Phishing.’ The following information is to assist you in protecting yourself from these crimes, including steps to take if your identity has been compromised.

Identity TheftFraud
What is Identity Theft?  Online Fraud 
Types of Identity Theft  Internet Scams 
Security Tips - Identity Theft  Security Tips - Online, Email and Scams