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Security Awareness

Empower Yourself with Awareness of Fraud

The more you know about the fraudulent scams and attacks that are out there, the more empowered you can become to ward them off. We've compiled a list of current scams you need to be aware of, resources for where you can go if you fall victim to a scam, and helpful resources and tools.

Current Scams

Scammers are taking advantage of the fears surrounding coronavirus. The Federal Trade Commission has a great list of resources and scams for you to be aware of on their website.Read More.

The American Banker's Association has a page dedicated to consumer scams, safeguarding your finances and more. Read More.

The following are a list of common scams for you to be aware of. Expand the drop down list to learn more.

Fake Check Scams

A common fake check scam occurs when you are issued a check or money order with more than the amount owed to you and asked to wire the excess funds back. The fraudsters instruct that once you send the money, they'll pay you a lump sum in return. Beware of this scam! Learn more here.

Phishing Scams

Phishing is when you get emails, texts, or calls that seem to be from companies or people you know, but they’re actually from scammers. They want you to click on a link or share personal information (like a password or social security number) so that they can use that information to steal your money and/or identity. Learn more.

Ransomware Attacks

Individuals and businesses have become targets to a growing online fraud scheme known as ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malware used by cyber criminals to freeze your computer or mobile device, steal your data and demand that a “ransom”; typically anywhere from a couple of hundreds to thousands of dollars — be paid. Learn more.

What to do if you think you're a victim of a scam.

Call the bank. If you think you've been a victim of a financial scam, call us immediately and ask us to take action to help protect your accounts. 

Report the scam. Report the scam to local law enforcement, credit and debit card companies with whom you have accounts, your local state attorney general's office, and/or the Better Business Bureau. 

Don't be embarrassed. Fraudsters don't discriminate. They will prey upon whoever will listen. If you think you're a victim of fraud, don't let your embarrassment get in the way of help. The sooner you act, the sooner you can reclaim your peace of mind. 

Resources & Tools