With ever-increasing technology, there has been a burgeoning amount of phishing and spoofing scams sent out to customers. Though Internet banking is as safe as in-branch banking, you should always be cautious about giving out any kind of personal financial information over the Internet. Remember, AuburnBank will not ask for your personal information through e-mail and we will never ask you to use your debit or credit number to verify your identity online or by phone. Additionally, we will never require you to give the 3 digit number from the back of your debit card. In fact, you should only provide this number if you have called a merchant and wish to make a purchase over the phone.
Additionally, by using AuburnBank’s Internet Banking you can monitor your account every day for fraudulent activity. If you should discover fraudulent activity, please contact us immediately. For more information about how to register for AuburnBank’s Internet Banking, please go to www.auburnbank.com. Additionally, by using AuburnBank’s bill pay, you can avoid leaving checks in your mailbox where they could be stolen and used by criminals to commit identity theft. You can get more information on AuburnBank’s bill pay service and additional Internet banking safety tips at www.auburnbank.com.
According to the Alabama Department of Senior Services, senior citizens are the number one target for financial fraud. Scam operators use four primary methods to target senior citizens: mail, telephone, in-person, and the internet. These unsavory characters use high-pressure sales pitches, scare tactics, and false claims to deceive elders and take their money. To learn more, visit the web site http://www.alabamaageline.gov/.
Remember to always include the entire original e-mail with its header information intact. You may report phishing e-mails or spoofed Web sites to the following groups:
Read suggestions from the FDIC to help protect you and your money.
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