Banking Scams

We have all been there before.  We check our email, and staring out at us is an email from our bank stating that we should go to their website immediately.  Once at the website, we are asked for our information.  Sometimes they ask for your social security number, other times your account information.  Either way, they are asking for information that no bank will ever ask for online, or through email.

Using scare tactics, you may think that something horrible has happened to your account, but that is not always the case.  Links sent through emails should always be looked at cautiously.  Every bank with an online presence does send emails.  Every bank with that same online presence does not send panicked emails to you.  These scams, one of many phishing scams can easily lead to the draining of your bank account.

When you receive these emails, your best bet would be to forward the email to your bank.  Doing so will allow them to properly deal with the people perpetrating the scam.  Being smart and avoiding these emails will help protect you from scams.

Remember to use common sense.  Doing so will help you avoid these scams altogether, and help you have an enjoyable online experience.

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