Fraud Alerts from Liberty National Bank

Fraud Alerts

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow the headlines — and the money.

Know the Signs of a Scam

Every individual will likely be a target of a scam of fraudulent activity at some point, so be aware of some of the most common threats:

  • Malware – Malicious software intended to harm computer systems through viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc.
  • Phishing – Attempts to collect personal information, such as user names and passwords by an attacker claiming to be an official source via email, phone call or text typically.
  • Pharming – Online fraud that redirects a true website’s traffic to a bogus website, in an attempt to collect personal login information or card payment information.
  • Social Engineering – Manipulating people through targeting emotional responses to trick them in attempt to give up or turn over valuable information

It's good practice to be wary of anyone contacting you via email, phone, in-person who is asking personal information of you that you were not expecting contact with.

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