Don’t Get Scammed!

My trusted associate, I have 20 million dollars in an off shore account, but I need your help to access it and will compensate you handsomely for your trouble. I simply need to wire these funds to your bank account for a short time...

How many of us have received emails like this at one time or another? Don’t fall for this Internet phishing scam.

Protect Yourself

Phishing Scams

Scammers will call, send emails or even text messages to obtain your personal and banking information. They will pose as banks, government agencies, phone companies and more.

  • Never send account numbers via text or email
  • Do not open unsolicited attachments, and delete suspicious emails
  • Do not give personal, banking or credit card information over the phone, unless you made the phone call and are positive the phone number is the correct one
  • Lastly do not enter banking or credit card information into a website that you are not sure is genuine. Always look for https:// in the URL to ensure that you are on a secure site.

Credit Card Scams

Scammers will try to obtain your credit card information in various ways; including stealing your card, installing spyware, card skimming devices on ATMs or even impersonating bank representatives.

  • Don’t let anyone borrow your debit/credit card and never give anyone your PIN.
  • Make sure that you have anti-virus software on your computer and that it is up to date.
  • Don’t use places without secure Internet connections like libraries and coffee houses when doing online banking.
  • Always check your monthly statements and report discrepancies immediately.