Everyday can be Cybersecurity Awareness Day
First Shore Federal joins with the American Bankers Association to educate consumers about online scammers.
Every year, thousands of people fall for fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be a bank.
Can you outsmart the online scammers? Take the quiz and see how cybersmart you are! To get started, visit the BanksNeverAskThat website.
To Spot Phishing Scams, just remember "Banks Never Ask That"
- Ask you to provide a PIN or password in a text message? #BanksNeverAskThat
- Ask you to click a suspicious link or provide confidential info in an email? #BanksNeverAskThat
- Call you out of the blue to verify your PIN? #BanksNeverAskThat
Watch for these red flags. Banks would never ask for them:
If you receive an email, text, or phone call for any of this, it's a definite red flag. It's better to be safe than sorry. End the call, delete the text, and trash the email, because banks never ask that!
*Note: You may be asked to verify confidential information if you call your bank, but rarely the other way around. If you're ever in doubt that a bank call is legitimate, or if a caller pressures you to stay on the line and provide bank information right away or something bad will happen, it is a scam. Hang up and call the number on the back of your card to talk to a real bank employee.