Scams During The Pandemic
As we’re taking precautions to stay safe during the pandemic, CCNB reminds you to be mindful of scammers and cyber criminals during this time.
SCAM PERTAINING TO THE FDIC
“FDIC personnel will never contact you to tell you to move your money from a banking account to any other account,” said FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams. According to McWilliams, the FDIC is getting reports of victims being targeted through email and by phone. The FDIC says scams aren’t the only thing to worry about and reminds everyone to stay level-headed and avoid knee-jerk reactions in regard to one’s finances. “The last thing you want to do at a time of volatility is go around with large amounts of cash. Despite the volatile market, your money is safest in the bank. The FDIC has never lost a penny of the insured deposits since 1933 when the corporation came into existence,” said McWilliams. For additional information visit https://www.fdic.gov/
STAY SAFE ONLINE
Cyber criminals are already busy preying upon COVID-19-related fears. There has been a massive increase in COVID-19-related domain registrations as malicious actors execute phishing attempts. These criminals gain trust by claiming association with reputable organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the FDIC. Their messages indicate that attachments contain important information about the virus. Once opened, the attachments deploy malware, which is used to gain control of assets, move laterally to more critical assets or simply remain in place for future attacks. Click here to learn more to protect yourself.