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Oct, 2016

“BANK SCAM” Beware of Phishing

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Hello, this is Mike Putnam with the Geek4Cheap Tip of the Week. This week we are going to discuss the Bank Scam otherwise known as the Phishing Scam. Recently we have experienced an elevated number of clients encountering this issue. Please everyone be careful, you can lose thousands of dollars in a blink of an eye.

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Be on the lookout for Bank Scam’s requesting personal information and passwords. If you receive an email that claims to come from your banking institution or other organizations you belong to and you believe it to be fraudulent, do not respond and DO NOT CLICK on any links or open attachments contained within the email. Please delete the email IMMEDIATELY.

Financial institutions emailing receipts do not require members to enter their personal information. To be safe simply exit and go online to your bank through your normal application such as a website, not attached to this email.

If you feel you have been a victim of this scam, shut off your computer right away and call your bank.

The Phishing Scam is an email sent out like spam to unknown victims that recognize their banking institution and act on it. The victim logs into the fake email giving the scammers their info. The scammers then use the victim’s info to login to their real account and transfer money.

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