Fraud Prevention in Your Personal Banking
If you can say "YES" to any of the following you may be a victim of a scam!
- Have you been asked to confirm or provide account information or online banking credentials?
- Have you received a check for an item sold on the internet?
- Was the check payable for more than the item sold?
- Did the check arrive by express or certified mail?
- Is the check drawn on an account with a different name than the person who purchased your item?
- Did the check come with instructions to wire the funds or purchase gift cards?
- Are you receiving a percentage of the check for cashing it?
- Did you meet the person sending the check on the internet?
- Are you being asked to be a mystery shopper?
- Did you receive something saying you're the winner of a lottery?
- Did you receive a call from some claiming to be from Southside Bank and they asked for your passwords or online credentials? Remember, Southside Bank will never ask for these.
For more information on fraud prevention you can visit these websites:
Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov
Internet Crime Complaint Center www.ic3.gov