Phishing is fraud.
Plain and simple. But every day, thousands of people fall for fraudulent emails, texts, and calls from online scammers pretending to be a bank. Some of these fakes are obvious, while others can be quite convincing. If a hacker were pretending to be your bank, would you be able to tell?
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Three common ways people get phished:
- Text Message - Your bank will never ask you to sign in, or give personal info via text message. Banks don't ask that.
- Email - Watch out for emails that asks you to click a link to provide personal information.
- Phone Calls - If you didn't expect a call from the bank, it could be scam. Don't provide any personal info, just hang up and call the bank yourself.
Scams aren’t so scary when you know what to look for. And at East Cambridge Savings Bank, we’re committed to helping you spot them as an extra layer of protection for your account.
We want every bank customer to become a pro at spotting a phishing scam—and stop bank impostors in their tracks. It starts with these four words: Banks Never Ask That
. Because when you know what sounds suspicious, you’ll be less likely to be fooled.
For tips on how to keep phishing criminals at bay, including videos, an interactive game and more, visit BanksNeverAskThat.com
Call 1.866.354.3272 for customer service if you are ever suspicious of an email, text, or call.