A new attempt at an old scam is circulating the internet.
The scam artist sends the victim an e mail telling them that there account has had too many unsuccessful log ins and they need to click on a link to verify their information.
Once the link is clicked, the victim to redirected to a website that in appearance looks very much like their bank’s website often including their logo and they are asked for a substantial amount of personal information including card numbers, passwords, date of birth, social security number, etc, according to Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster.
The website is actually one created by the scammer to collect your information. If you provide this information, you will be scammed. If you receive one of these e mails, please forward to your bank’s fraud department immediately so that they can have the site shut down.
While online banking is a relatively safe way to bank, never log in using links from e mails or respond. Log in through your secure method and check to make sure that site keys and the secure (https:) and the lock appear in your e mail address browser. Never give personal information via the web or over the telephone to someone who solicits information from you.