In light of recent bank failures, CISA warns consumers to beware of potential scams requesting your money or sensitive personal information. Exercise caution in handling emails with bank-related subject lines, attachments, or links. In addition, be wary of social media pleas, texts, or door-to-door solicitations relating to any failed bank.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the “Receiver” of failed banks, would never contact you asking for personal details, such as bank account information, credit and debit card numbers, social security numbers, or passwords.
To avoid becoming victims of scams, consumers should review the following resources and take preventative measures:
Consider reporting scams and fraud to the police and file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.
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