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Recent threats in the news.
4.12.23 – Phishing for your money
Fraudsters are impersonating representatives from First Tech and other financial institutions to gain access to your personal information or accounts. Receiving notice that your bank account has been, or might be compromised, is very unsettling to most people and Fraudsters know this. They’re counting on you to comply with urgency to resolve the situation and have tools like phone number spoofing to make it appear that they are legitimate. Never provide a one-time passcode to anyone when the specific instructions within the message are alerting you not to share. Learn how to spot and stop fraudsters in our latest featured article. If you ever have concerns about the legitimacy of a request, please call us at 855.855.8805 and ask to be connected to our Fraud team.
4.3.23 – Charge up safely
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning of the dangers of using free charging stations in places like airports, shopping centers, and hotels. Free public USB charging ports can be hijacked and introduce malware or monitoring software on your devices. Instead, the FBI suggests bringing your own cord and USB charger plugged in to an electrical outlet.
3.24.23 – IRS warns of increase in texting scams
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns of a significant increase in the number of SMS/text scams known as smishing that target taxpayers. These scam messages look like they are from the IRS and attempt to get recipients to click on a link. The IRS does not send emails or texts messages asking for personal information or account numbers. For more information visit the IRS website.
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Phishing for your money