Scam of the Week: Exploiting the Coronavirus: Smishing Violation!
Social media offers cybercriminals ample opportunities
to social engineer or manipulate people to their nefarious advantage. Many do not consider how much personal information is available online and waiting to be used against you.
Scam of the Week - Exploiting the Coronavirus: Fear of Infection
At Security Federal, we take the safety of our staff and customers very seriously.
Effective Monday, March 23, our six branch lobbies will be closed. Drive-thru lanes and ATMs are open.
We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and we are taking internal precautions to keep our staff healthy & our customers protected.
CLICK HERE to view the full update from Security Federal Savings Bank.
❗️❗️❗️Security Federal would like to inform all customers that we have encountered multiple counterfeit official checks. Be on the alert. 2/26/2020
Helpful tips to prevent fraud:
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched its “Identity Theft Central” webpage to provide 24/7 access to online information regarding tax-related identity theft and data security protection. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone steals personal information to commit tax fraud.
The global threat of the coronavirus has everyone’s attention, and the cybercriminals are already taking advantage of it. The bad guys are using the coronavirus as clickbait so they can spread malware and steal your personal information.
The bad guys are trying to steal your personal and financial information again. Their latest scam is a phishing email that appears to come from your PayPal account.
Here’s how it works:
Be aware of the following scams and safety tips to protect yourself this holiday season: