Phishing Phone Call Alert

August 13, 2013

There are reports of fraudulent phone calls being placed by criminals purporting to be from the Social Security Office.  The criminals have some information (i.e. name, account number) to make the calls sound legitimate but are requesting verification in regards to the customer’s financial institution in order to send the card out in the mail. 

This would not be normal practice of the Social Security Office or a financial institution.

If you receive a call, hang up the phone. If you received the call and provided any further information, contact Customer Service at your financial institution so the appropriate steps can be taken to protect your accounts.