Can You Outsmart Online Scammers?
Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be from their bank. The American Bankers Association (ABA) wants to change that by raising awareness of best practices for phishing defense. Trustar Bank has teamed up with the ABA to turn our customers into expert scam-spotters with #BanksNeverAskThat! This evergreen campaign aims to help people across America protect their bank accounts.
As October 1 kicks off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the #BanksNeverAskThat campaign is more important than ever. Together, we can fight online scammers and ensure that you remain safe from harmful phishing fraud!
My Bank Would Never Ask That!
Do you know what kinds of questions would raise red flags? Here are some examples of questions you may receive in a text, email, or unsolicited phone call that your bank would never ask you. If someone contacts you for this information, there’s a big chance you’re being scammed.
If you suspect, but are not sure, if a phone call, text, or email is fraudulent, check out these Pro Tips to determine if it’s a scam.
Are You an Expert Scam-Spotter?
Do you think you can spot red flags and recognize which questions your bank would never ask you? Find your scam score by taking the quiz at BanksNeverAskThat.com. Throughout October, you could even win a $100 weekly prize — or a $1,000 Grand Prize — courtesy of the American Bankers Association. Then, explore the site for tips on how to spot phishing scams and learn how to report or recover from fraud.