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COVID-19- Scams

Fraud Attempts in Bill Pay are up 41%

Due to COVID-19, criminals are taking advantage of the situation and preying on bank customers. The good news is that YOU have the power to prevent fraud.  Set up bill pay account alerts today!

To get started:

  • Log into your Online Banking here and select the “Bill Pay” link
  • Select the “My Account” tab
  • Find the “Bill Pay Alerts” section and choose “View alerts”
  • Choose the email or text alerts you’d like to receive
  • Select “Update”

OTHER ONLINE ACCOUNT SECURITY TIPS:

Choose a Unique Password & Update it Frequently
Be sure it is not linked to your other accounts

Avoid Personal Information
Don’t use names, initials or birth dates in passwords

Be Aware of Your Location
Try to avoid logging on at hotels, coffee shops, airports or anywhere that doesn't use secure wireless networks

How can I prevent falling victim to COVID-19 scams?

Unfortunately, criminals often use times of hardship to prey on concerned citizens. Don't let this happen to you. To avoid being the victim of fraud, follow these tips:

Beware of emails claiming to be from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) or other government entities. Though they can look legitimate, this technique is called "phishing" and can result in you being conned out of personal information, money or both. Instead, keep up to date by visiting reputable government sites directly.

Other tips:

  • Hang up on robocalls and don't ever press a number.
  • Don't respond to texts or emails about checks from the government.
  • Ignore offers of a "cure," "prevention" or "vaccine" for COVID-19. As of now, no such products exist.
  • Should you decide to donate to a charitable cause related to the outbreak, ensure that it's through a vetted, reputable charity.
  • Don't click on links or download software from sources you don't know.
  • Since March 5, a notable increase in domain names using the word “corona” and "covid" has been seen, according to Bit Discovery. Twenty-two of those were confirmed as malicious by researchers. 

For more information on COVID-19 Scams, please visit the Federal Trade Commission here


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