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All About Phishing

Phishing.  It's a term for a specific form of scams.  Phishing is fraud. Plain and simple.  Every day, thousands of people fall for fraudulent emails, texts, and calls from online scammers pretending to be a bank.  That's where we come in.  October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we want to do our part to raise awareness and help educate everyone on the best practices to help avoid a fraudulent phishing scam.


3 Common Ways People Get Phished

1.  Text Message

If you receive a text message from "your bank" asking you to click on a link or provide your information - Don't.  Your bank will never ask you to sign in, or give personal info via text message. Banks don’t ask that.

2.  Email

Scammers are good at sending emails that actually look like they're from your bank - but look for the signs.  Watch out for any email that asks you to click a link or provide personal information.  Your bank never do that.

3.  Phone Calls

It's very rare that your bank would call you.  If you receive an unexpected call from the bank, it could be a scam. Don’t provide any personal info, just hang up and call the bank yourself.

Watch The Video - Spot The Signs

Watch the brief video below on the common ways phishing occurs.
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Quiz Time

Put scammers in their place! Head over to and take the quiz to see what you've learned on how to spot online banking scams.