The best way to protect yourself is to learn how to safely conduct financial transactions online while familiarizing yourself with the methods of online criminals. Crescent Bank has assembled these online resources so our customers can educate themselves and stay safe: - This website from the U.S. Department of Education teaches you how to avoid scams and secure your computer, and it has a particular focus on keeping kids safe online. A consumer-oriented website maintained by the Federal Trade Commission, this resource tells you how protect your privacy and identity. - The motto of this section of the FBI's website is "Be Crime Smart." Learn about the latest scams and tips for avoiding Internet fraud.