Alert: Identity Theft Scams
we’ve learned of an increase in reports of “phishing”
by identity thieves for personal information. “Phishing”
is the process of being solicited by email for private information
that will enable identity thieves to do their “work”.
There may be an increased number of phishing incidents as thieves
become aware that many banks are in the process of upgrading online
banking security systems by year end.
First American Bank will never ask you by email to provide us your
Social Security number, account number, password, or personal identification
number (PIN) as this is information we already have on file. Many
phishing experts are very clever with their use of corporate logos
and official language, do not respond to these requests for personal
call the bank by telephone to inquire for information,
or perform a transaction, we likely will ask
you for private information so we can verify you are authorized
for the information or action requested. We also may ask you for
identification when you personally visit our bank. Please know that
we ask for identification for your protection and security. Thank
you for your attention and patience!
regarding this alert should be directed to your local First American