Check back often to stay up-to-date on the latest fraud and scams so you can better protect yourself from financial fraud.
Community Bank SMiShing Text
November 18, 2013
There have been reports of text messages claiming to be from "CommunityBankLongview" with the call back number of 972-865-1395.If you call the number it will ask for personal information. Do not provide any information. Below is what the text message looks like.
Phishing for Debit or Credit Card Information
August 29, 2013
There have been reports of text messages from 903-431-3475 with the call back number of 920-968-7735. It is an automated system that requests full card number, expiration date and 3-digit code on the back of their card. Do not provide any information to these callers.
September 5, 2013
We have had reports of phishing calls where the fraudsters are claiming to be from Medicare. They claim that they are issuing new cards and that the first part of the Medicare number is their bank’s routing number. Then they proceed to ask for your account number so they can complete the new card. Do not provide any information to these callers.
TurboTax Phishing Email
Please be advised that we have been made aware of a phishing campaign currently underway that is using emails that appear to be related to TurboTax. The email does not contain a link; however, the email has a .zip attachment that contains malware. Do not open the .zip file. The emails are not from CNB, TurboTax or Intuit.
There is a new malware that freezes up the users computer and displays a window that tells the user that they have visited an illegal website and that they must pay a $100 fine to the FBI to have their computer unlocked.
Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta Consumer Scam Alert
In recent weeks, the ACH Network has seen an increasing number of fraudulent payments using the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s routing transit number.
Many of the unauthorized payments were created by customers of service providers, such as utility companies and cable companies, to pay the customers’ bills. It is important for consumers to know that, when making online or e-check bill payments, they cannot use the routing number associated with any Federal Reserve Bank. Any text, e-mail, phone call, flyer or Web site that might instruct a consumer on how to pay bills using the Fed’s RTN (e.g., “the government can pay your bills”) is a scam and payments initiated in this manner will be intercepted.