Did you know that consumers lost $1.48 billion to phishing scams in 2018?
Every day, thousands of people in the U.S. fall for fraudulent emails, texts, and calls from scammers pretending to be a bank. Victims of phishing attacks can lose hundreds, even thousands of dollars and the pandemic has only increased the threat. As October 1 kicks off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. At Bank of the Orient, we are participating in the #bankneveraskthat campaign by American Banker Association (ABA). Be aware that your bank will never ask for certain information through phone , text messages or email.
These top 3 phishing scams are full of red flags:
You’ve probably seen some of these scams before. But that doesn’t stop a scammer from trying. Here are some Pro Tips
Worried about phishing scams ? #BanksNeverAskThat is a new campaign that teaches you to spot them with one simple tricks.
Watch videos below to level up your scam spotting ability.
What level of expertise are you with spotting scam ?
Do you think you can spot red flags and recognize which questions your bank would never ask you? Find your scam score by taking the quiz at BanksNeverAskThat.com. Throughout October, you could even win a $100 weekly prize — or a $1,000 Grand Prize — courtesy of the American Bankers Association. Then, explore the site for tips on how to spot phishing scams and learn how to report or recover from fraud.