Scammers are always finding new ways to trick people into giving up their personal or financial information. As your trusted financial partner, we employ a full-time, specially trained staff that helps us protect your accounts. And because safeguarding your information takes teamwork, we need you to do your part, too. Remember to take advantage of the security updates and financial wellness resources we offer to keep security top of mind.
Read below about a common scam that’s on the rise to learn more about what you can do to help keep you and your wallet safe.
If you have a smartphone, you’re likely well aware of the ways you can use your device to pay. Simply link a financial account or card to the digital wallet and tap away when you’re checking out at a store or even shopping online.
These digital payment methods make purchasing quick and easy, which makes them the perfect target for scammers. Because of this, it’s important to utilize all the security features these digital tools offer and stay informed about how to protect yourself.
Below is an outline of a common scam we’ve seen related to these payment tools:
While individual incidents may vary, there are certain red flags that appear in many fraud cases. They include:
The world of fraud is constantly evolving, so it’s important that you stay informed about how to keep your personal and financial information safe. To learn more about what to watch for and steps you can take to stay secure, visit the security section of our blog.
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