Fighting Fraud 101
Cybercriminals are scamming people at work, on their email, on online shopping websites, and more. Outsmart fraudsters and keep your personal information safe. The five tips below are simple ways to get ahead of the fraud and shut down the scam.
- Fraudsters can make any call, email, or text look like it's coming from your bank. Be suspicious of communications supplying vague reasonings for needing your sensitive information.
- For accounts that hold personal data and information, active monitoring is a great way to detect fraud. Other ways to keep your information on these accounts safe is to enroll in push notifications, enable two-factor authentication, and ensure your contact information is up to date.
- Does an online deal look too good to be true? Is the seller insisting on immediate payment or an unusual payment method? Be wary of red flags like these. Research the seller before making a purchase and always protect your financial information.
- If you receive a request from a friend, family member, or someone you met online asking for money, always double check by using a different communication method. Beat imposter scammers by trusting your gut, and only send money to those you know.
- Scammers can use urgency to put you at risk of making sensitive decisions quickly. Do not rush. Take the time to think through the request and consider whether the call, email or text is real.
Contact SFB directly if you have any questions regarding your account information. Call us at 888.254.0615.