Common Fraudulent Scams

Common Fraudulent Scams

There are numerous scams presented daily to consumers so you must always exercise caution when it comes to your personal and financial information. The following tips may help prevent you from becoming a fraud victim.

  • Be on guard against fraudulent checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, or electronic fund transfers sent to you with requests for you to wire back part of the money;
  • Be aware of incoming e‐mail or text messages that ask you to click on a link because the link may install malware that allows thieves to spy on your computer and gain access to your information;
  • Be suspicious of any e‐mail or phone requests to up date or verify your personal information because a legitimate organization would not solicit updates in an unsecured manner for information it already has;
  • Confirm a message is legitimate by contacting the sender (it is best to look up the sender’s contact information yourself instead of using contact information in the message);
  • Assume any offer that seems too good to be true, is probably a fraud;
  • Be wary of unsolicited offers that require you to act fast.

If you suspect you are the victim of a scam , please contact us immediately.
Keeping you and your personal information secure is a priority of Elderton State Bank.

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