Personal Information and Security
As your financial partner, we have developed and launched state of the art security and digital anti-fraud measures. While these controls are extremely effective, professional scammers have resorted back to a more traditional target – your personal information. These efforts come in the form of romance scams, social media/phishing, and telephone imposter schemes. In general, if you feel unsure of an interaction, hang up and contact the bank directly at 508.238.2007.
To help keep your personal information safe, please review the tips and links listed below:
Reporting Identity Theft
If you think your personal information may have fallen into the hands of bad actors, please refer to guidance provided by the Federal Trade Commission: https://www.identitytheft.gov/#/
Imposter Scams (View infographic)
Imposter scams often begin with a call, text message, or email. The scams may vary, but work the same way: to convince you to send them money or share personal information.
Online Dating Scams (View infographic)
Millions of people turn to online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone. But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money.
Signs of a Scam
- Professes love quickly. Claims to be overseas for business or military service.
- Asks for money, and lures you off the dating site.
- Claims to need money-for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Plans to visit, but can't because of an emergency.
Click here to read what you need to know about romance scams, courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission.
Fake Check Scams (View Infographic)
Fake checks continue to be one of the most common instruments used to commit fraud against consumers. Before you deposit a check you weren’t expecting or wire funds to an unknown recipient, here is what you should know.
Tips on Protecting Your Identity
Click here for 8 tips on protecting your identity.
Connect with your local banker to discuss any questionable circumstance you or a loved one may be in or to further discuss ways to protect your identity and finances.