Current News


12/14/17 - Holiday Scams


Please be aware of common scams this holiday season.Fraudsters will call or email to ask for bank account information. Do not,under any circumstances, give out your account information over the phone orvia email if you did not initiate the contact. If the person calling statesthey are with your financial institution and is asking for information, askthem if you can call them right back. Hang up and call your bank and verify theperson is legitimate. Financial institutions will never call and ask for youraccount information. Do not share your Online Banking ID and passwordwith others. By sharing your Online Banking ID and password you allowfraudsters to browse through your accounts and gather information, then logout. Protect your personal information during the Holidays and all yearround!


9/12/17 - Equifax breach

On 9/7/17, Equifax Inc. announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Visit Equifax Security 2017 to learn more about the breach or Krebson Security for answers to frequently asked questions. You may also be interested in the following links.

How Chesapeake Bank is protecting you


7/20/17 - TLS 1.1 Deactivation

Our Web provider will no longer support TLS 1.1. as of 9/30/17 as newer updates have been set in place. To eliminate any impact to you, please make sure that you have the most up-to-date browser version on your device. (By this we mean, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Fire Fox, etc. Whatever platform you use to access the internet, please make sure that you are using the most current version.) This will ensure compatibility with our new TLS 1.2 Security updates.


7/19/17 - Chip Card Fraud (Fallback transaction)

What is a fallback transaction?

A fallback transaction occurs when a transaction is completed between an EMV chip card reader and an EMV enabled chip card but the chip on the card cannot be read. The card is then either swiped or key entered to complete the transaction. Since the chip cannot be read correctly, the terminal "falls back" from its primary programming of reading the chip to a secondary method of either swiping or key entering the card. If the transaction falls back to a different method of processing, the transaction has to route through a PIN network.

Fallback transactions can occur from a damaged or dirty card reader, various compatibility issues, incomplete EMV migration, as well as fraud.

How to minimize risk. 

Recommend blocking fallback transactions outside of your state and over a certain dollar amount. You will want to do an analysis before placing this restriction to minimize as many false positive scenarios as possible, while still reducing fraud losses and allowing valid cardholder activity.


5/24/17 - TLS 1.2 Update coming

Earlier this month we placed a notice on social media notifying you that a security update to TLS 1.2 would take place on 6/6/2017. In that process, TLS 1.0 would also be deactivated. This update will still take place in the coming months, but the deactivation has been extended until further notice. We will post the new date once it is available. Meanwhile, if your browser is not updated to the current version, our online banking and this site may not work for you when TLS 1.0 is deactivated. Please take a moment to update your browsers. Learn more about TLS 1.2.


5/15/17 - DocuSign Breach

Hackers have stolen the customer email database of DocuSign, the company that allows companies to electronically sign documents. These criminals are now sending phishing emails that look exactly like the real DocuSign ones, but they try to trick you into opening an attached Word file and click to enable editing.

Although we do not utilize DocuSign for our electronic signatures, this is a good reminder that it doesn’t matter how legit the message looks or even if you do business with the company that the sender is representing. Don’t click links or open attachments that you aren’t expecting. Even when you are expecting something, it’s okay to reach out with the contact information that you already have on file for that business and confirm that the message is legit. Otherwise clicking on these links and attachments may install malware on your computer. Remember: Think Before You Click.


Upgraded Fraud Prevention Service

As part of our continuous efforts to keep your accounts secure, we've improved our alert system for potential debit card fraud.

Here's how it works:

  1. When potential fraud is detected, you will receive an automatic email notification from Chesapeake Bank, with the option to reply with "fraud" or "no fraud."
  2. One minute after the email, you will receive a text alert* from 32874 between 7am and 9pm, which also has the "fraud" or "no fraud" option. NOTE BELOW
  3. If there is no response received from you, five minutes after the text alert, you will receive automatic phone calls to confirm or deny fraud (between 7am and 9pm)

Remember - our messages will never ask for your PIN or account number.

*The phone number for our Fraud Center has changed to 1-800-417-4592 . If you add this number to your phone contacts and label it "Fraud Center," it will display whenever you get a call or text from this number.

NOTE: You will not receive text messages if your mobile carrier is not listed or is not a subsidiary of one of the following carriers who support FTEU (Free to End User) messages: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Boost, Virgin Mobile and T-Mobile. Please check with us to be sure we have your updated mobile number on file for this service.

June 8, 2016