HOW WE PROTECT YOU

We use a number of different protections to make sure that your account is safe from hackers.

Two-Factor Authentication

Your account comes with two-factor authentication security built-in. Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security used to make sure that you're the only one who can get access to your account.

When you login with your username and password, instead of immediately gaining access, you'll first be required to also provide your two-factor authentication code. This code is sent to your email or your phone. So, even if your password is stolen or your phone is lost, the chances that someone has access to your two-factor authentication is highly unlikely.

Security Icon

In addition to 2FA, another security feature is your personal security icon. Your security icon is used to help you identify that you're on the genuine Nvest banking website. This feature is to prevent a specific kind of digital attack: website spoofing.

Cybercriminals rely on website spoofing to mislead you into sharing private account information. Typically, you'll receive an official-looking email and sent to a similar domain name that is created to look like the original website. When any information is entered into the forged website, it is logged and recorded on the cybercriminals' servers. Your security icon is there to help. No one but you recognizes the icon, and if you can't find it on login then it's possible that you're on a faked website.

Encryption

Encryption is the process of encoding data, making it unintelligible and scrambled. In a lot of cases, encrypted data is also paired with an encryption key, and only those that possess the key will be able to open it.

Before your private or sensitive account information arrives in our servers it is fully encrypted, and only we hold the key to unlock that information. If any of your private information where to fall into the hands of hackers it would be completely undecipherable.

Know You're Safe

Beyond the few things we mentioned above, on our end have a number of defenses in place to make sure you and your money are safe. Security is one of our highest priorities, and our team at Nvest takes it seriously.

To maintain a high level of security we have a dedicated security development team who work around the clock to outwit hackers. Not only that, we are regularly audited by 3rd party security firms to make sure that we're following the latest and best security practices.

Avoiding Scams

Much like cash, once cryptocurrency is transferred out of your account it is out of your control. This makes it even more important to be mindful of scammers and hackers who may try to deceive you and steal your funds. Below are a list of common scammer strategies to watch-out for:

Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are based on communication made via email or on social networks. Cyber criminals may send you messages or emails trying to trick you into providing valuable and sensitive information, such as your login credentials.

These emails may even look official. Scammers will try to use social engineering techniques to convince you to click on a specific and malicious link. Then, you'll be redirected to our next watch-out situation.

Spoof Websites

Spoof websites are a webpage that are designed to resemble a real website, and are often a counterpart to phishing scams. These websites will employ similar URLs (e.g. PayPall.com instead of PayPal.com) to try and deceive you into giving up login credentials or other personal information.

Always check your website URL to make sure you're on the legitimate website. Moreover, at Nvest check to make sure that your personal security icon is there so you know that you're on the real website.

Free Cryptocurrency Imposters

On Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites there will sometimes be scammers who pose as reputable people in the cryptocurrency community. These people will claim that they're giving away free cryptocurrency--all your need to do is send them a small amount of cryptocurrency and they'll send you some back.

Do not send cryptocurrency to the address or you may never see those coins again.

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