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Consumer Alert: Identity Theft Scams

Recently, 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.

Remember, 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 information.

If you 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!

Questions regarding this alert should be directed to your local First American Bank.