Live Well, Bank Well
Beware of payment scams
You’ve probably heard of phishing. But do you really know what it is - and more importantly, how to protect yourself from falling victim to it?
If someone tells you to send yourself money with Zelle®, don’t. Even if they say they are from The Bank of Missouri. It’s a scam!
Many people fall victim to fraud each year and it’s disappointing to know there are people who actively devise ways to try to steal your identity, get access to your bank account, hijack your Social Security number, and more.
Our goal here at The Bank of Missouri is to help you Live Well, Bank Well, and part of that goal includes partnering with you to help safeguard your funds and your personal information. In this article, we will share with you some of the more common types of fraud that can potentially victimize you, your friends, and your family.
When it comes to protecting your online data, you’re no slouch. You set strong passwords, keep your security software updated, and avoid using public Wi-Fi connections for sensitive information. These are all smart ways to keep your personally identifiable information safe.
While you count down the days until you can unwrap presents, criminals count the ways they can take your money. Thieves often act like innocent elves to trick you into giving them your bank account details and other personal information. But you can stop them when you know what to look for. Stay alert to these five scams to keep your holidays merry and bright.
Debit card safety is foundational to financial management, but not everyone knows how to keep their card safe from fraud. Even if you’ve used a debit card for decades, technology evolves quickly and there are likely new safety measures you’re not yet aware of.
It’s that time of year when many families are making their holiday travel plans to spend time with families and loved ones. Don’t let fraud or identity theft put a damper on your holidays. Here are some tips to keep your trip enjoyable:
It’s sad, but there are people trying to get something for nothing and looking for the easiest way to obtain financial gain. Financial assets are a prime target for many get-rich-quick schemes. Individuals tend to be prone to fraud with weaker defenses and less complicated “hoops” to jump through than a business or financial institution have.