October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which means there’s no better time than now to boost your scam spotting knowledge. Online scams aren’t so scary when you know what to look for.
At Horizon Bank, we’re committed to helping you spot them as an extra layer of protection for your account. We’ve joined with the American Bankers Association and banks across the country in a nationwide effort to fight phishing—one scam at a time.
We want every bank customer to become a pro at spotting a phishing scam—and stop bank impostors in their tracks. It starts with these four words: Banks Never Ask That.
When you know what sounds suspicious, you’ll be less likely to be fooled.
Pro Tip #1: Be Wary of Suspicious Links
In your email and text messages, watch out for emails that ask you to click a suspicious link or provide personal information. The sender may claim to be someone from your bank, but it’s a scam. Banks never ask that.
If you receive an email or text asking for confidential information, it’s a definite red flag. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Delete the text, and trash the email, because banks never ask that!
You’ve probably seen some of these scams before. But that doesn’t stop a scammer from trying. For more tips on how to keep phishing criminals at bay, keep an eye out for pro tips from Horizon each week this month.