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Scammers are at it again

November 15, 2022

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Scammers are at it again; this time sending texts involving fake bank fraud alerts. Anyone who gets an unsolicited dubious text message claiming to be from VisionBank is advised to delete it right away.

Here are some tips to help keep you from being a victim:

1. Inspect the sender’s information to confirm that the message was generated from a legitimate source, but don’t click on the link or call the number on the text.

2. Do not respond to the text. Even writing STOP will let the scammer know your number is genuine, and they may sell your number to other scammers, making the problem worse.

3. Remember, banks will never ask you to provide confidential information through text. Requests to do so, as well as poor spelling or grammar, are telltale signs of a scam.

4. If you are suspicious, call your local VisionBank branch directly to understand the protocols for alerting customers of potential fraud.

5. Do Not post sensitive information online. The less information you post, the less data you make available to a cybercriminal for use in developing a potential attack or scams.

6. Keep an eye out for misspelled words which are used to bypass a phone carrier’s filter system for fraud.

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