April 3 - An email stating that your internet banking password has expired is being sent out to some of our customers. The email never identifies which bank it is for, but it is faked to look like it is coming from Digital Insight. It asks for you to follow a link to change your password by using a temporary password they give you in the email. We do not use Digital Insight and this email is a scam trying to get your login credentials to internet banking. Please disregard this email if you receive it.
January 13th - Special Fraud Alert from the FDIC to Consumers
Recently, many Americans have received a series of fraudulent e-mails, which direct recipients to websites where they are asked to verify sensitive personal information. The websites to which the email recipients are directed are often very similar to, if not actual clones of official government sites, financial institutions, or other businesses.
The e-mails are part of a scam known as "phishing." Phishing is the fraudulent scheme of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be a legitimate company. The e-mail directs the user via a web link to visit a web-site where they are asked to update personal information, such as name, account and credit card numbers, passwords, social security numbers and other information. The Web site, however, is not genuine and set up only to steal the user’s information to be used for identity theft. Sometimes the telephone is also used to lure customers into giving out personal information.
In an effort to fight identity theft, we want to assure our customers that we do not communicate with customers by e-mail or telephone requesting important personal information such as your name, account numbers, date of birth, social security number, debit/credit card numbers, or your PIN. If you have concerns about an email or phone call, manually type the web site address instead of using links found in the email or call back to the bank by using the number found in the phone book or directory assistance.
Consumers can protect themselves from any identity theft scam by following these useful tips, developed by the Federal Trade Commission:
The Treasury and federal financial regulators are working hard to combat identity theft; however, all consumers must take reasonable precautions in the use of their own personal financial information in order to help prevent themselves from becoming victims of identity thieves.