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Don't get hooked by scammers out 'phishing'!
Internet scammers casting about for people’s financial information have a new way to lure unsuspecting victims: They go “phishing.”

Also called “carding,” phishing is a high-tech scam that uses spam to deceive consumers into disclosing their credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security numbers, passwords, and other sensitive information. For more information on how to guard against internet thieves and electronic scams click here.

Here's how it works
The scammers send you an e-mail that appears to be from a business you deal with. It could be your internet service provider, online payment service, or bank, for example.

The e-mail says you need to “update” or “validate” your billing information to keep your account active. You are directed to a “look-alike” web site of the legitimate business, further tricking you into thinking you are responding to a valid request.

Unknowingly, you would end up submitting your financial information to the scammers, who would then use it to order goods and services and obtain credit – in your name.

Be aware
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urges you to take the following precautions to avoid getting hooked by a phishing scam:

Visit www.ftc.gov/spam to learn other ways to avoid e-mail scams and deal with deceptive spam.

 

If you have any questions regarding e-mails or telephone calls soliciting information about your East Cambridge Savings Bank account(s), please contact us at 1.866.354.ECSB (3272) or e-mail us at customerservice@ecsb.com. Please note, e-mail is not secure.

For more information, please call our Customer Service Center at 1.866.354.ECSB (3272).
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