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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.


Watch The Video - Spot The Signs

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

4.  Payment Apps

Don’t send money to someone you don’t know or have never met in person. These payment apps are just like handing cash to someone.  Scammers rely on creating a sense of urgency to get you to act without thinking. These high-pressure tactics are red flags of a scam — a real bank would never use them.

Learn More

Put scammers in their place! Head over to and play SCAM CITY or watch more helpful viseos on how to spot a scam.