Cybercriminals have been capitalizing on the global novel coronavirus emergency to launch world-wide phishing scams designed to steal money, access personal information and infect computers. It’s important to know the types of scams and fraudulent activities that are being reported. Among them are Spoofing Calls and Phishing Emails.
1st Constitution Bank will never contact you by text, email or phone asking for any personal or bank account information
To ensure the safety of your private information be on the lookout for the following types of crimes:
Spoof Phone Calls: Scammers may “spoof” a phone number, so a text or call appears to be coming from 1st Constitution Bank. If you aren’t expecting to be contacted, hang up and call your local branch. Use the contact information you already have on file or from our website.
Phishing Emails: These emails are intended to look like they are from 1st Constitution Bank or someone you know at the bank. Often, they claim something is wrong with your account, ask you to confirm personal information, or to make a payment. If you think you may have received a phishing e-mail don’t respond or click any links. Delete the e-mail right away and contact your local branch.
Other scams: Bogus emails disguised as notifications from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). These emails may look credible with attention grabbing details and logo. If you were to click on those embedded links it will take you to a legitimate looking website set up to deceptively gather your personal information.
You can learn more on how to protect yourself from these scams and other fraudulent activity through the following websites:
FinCEN’s Coronavirus Updates
1st Constitution Bank is commited to helping protect your personal finance information.