Scammers are pretending to be bank customer service representatives reaching out regarding fraud prevention. Their goal is to get you to reset your login credentials and gain access to your account.
How it works
- Scammers, posing as customer service representatives, will call and keep the victim on the phone for multiple hours to “resolve” a fraud issue.
- The scammer urges quick action to prevent alleged hackers from draining the victim’s account.
- The victim is asked for sensitive information like login credentials and verification answers.
- The scammer logs in to the victim’s account to initiate unauthorized payments, bypassing security restrictions via a direct call to the real Fraud Support, all while the true customer is on hold.
- Check your account activity frequently and monitor for suspicious transactions.
- When asked for information that seems unusual, hang up and call the phone number on the back of your bank card or account statement.
- Read text and email communications fully and pause before responding.
- Remember that banks and credit card companies will never ask you for your password or your card/account number over the phone.