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Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. Together with American Bankers Association (ABA), The State Bank Group is working to change that by raising awareness within our communities to prevent fraud.
Below are some examples of questions you could receive from fraudsters through a phone call, text, or email that your bank would never ask.
If you’re not sure if a phone call, email, or text is legitimate, review the Pro Tips below to help you determine if it’s a scammer trying to get your information.
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. We’d like to help. Take the #BanksNeverAskThat quiz to learn how to spot online banking scams, and you could win weekly drawings up to $1,000* during the month of October, courtesy of the American Bankers Association. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Watch our social channels for helpful tips throughout the month, with reminders to take the weekly quizzes.
*Drawing prizes given in form of prepaid card. Terms and conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See ofﬁcial rules at www.BanksNeverAskThat.com. ©2020. American Bankers Association. All rights reserved. Not-for-proﬁt reproduction and distribution is authorized.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry that raises nationwide awareness of cyber crimes and prevention every October. Because it coincides with the launch of #BanksNeverAskThat, ABA is celebrating with a cybersecurity-month sweepstakes. Every week during the month of October, site visitors can test their scam savviness by taking the #BanksNeverAskThat quiz, then sharing it on Twitter for the chance to win one of 15 gift cards. All entrants in ABA’s sweepstakes will also be eligible to win the $1,000 grand prize at the end of the month.