There are a number of ways to protect personal information, beginning with awareness. Typical fraud schemes include Phishing, SMiShing and Vhishing. They are done with the intent to obtain information that will help perpetrate fraud. Be wary of unsolicited contact from Financial institutions. MidCountry Bank partners with you in keeping information secure.
Here’s how we all play a part in the fight against fraud:
Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?
April 5, 2023
Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse.
Scams aren’t so scary when you know what to look for. And at MidCountry Bank, we’re committed to helping you spot them as an extra layer of protection for your account. We want every bank customer to become a pro at spotting a phishing scam—and stop impostors in their tracks. Learn about the following scams to keep your accounts safe and secure.
Be Aware of Fraud Schemes
November 21, 2022
Phishing, SMiShing, and Vhishing scams are done with the intent to obtain information that will help perpetrate fraud. Be wary of unsolicited contact from financial institutions. A financial institution will never contact you by email, text message, or phone for personal information or account information like passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information.
How You Can Protect Yourself Online
November 20, 2022
The benefits of online banking are abundant if you take the proper steps to protect yourself and use the internet wisely. Do you know who, or what, is in your computer? Here are ways you can keep yourself safer online.
Be On Guard Against Coronavirus Scams
April 8, 2020
Even when the world is going through a crisis such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, scammers are out there. They watch the news and then try to prey on people's fears and worries. But you can do your part to stay safe. The following tips from the Federal Trade Commission can help you be alert to scams and protect your health, finances and personal information.
How MidCountry Bank Protects You
September 3, 2019
At MidCountry Bank, your security is a top priority for us. We have leading firewall and network security technology as well as a readiness plan in place for when we are alerted that customer security may be in jeopardy. Here are things that help accomplish our goal of keeping you safe.
If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft or Fraud
May 9, 2019
Our goal is to keep your information and money as safe and secure as possible. Please report any suspected fraud immediately.
The message you are about to see is true. The information provided is to protect the innocent. This is our country. The United States of America. Over 8 million of its citizens will be victims of identity theft this year... resulting in the loss of billions of dollars. That's when we go to work. Our job is to help you prevent identity theft. We carry a badge. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information without your knowledge to commit fraud. While the terms may sound unfamiliar... Phishing, Pharming, Spyware, Dumpster Diving... they are actually techniques used by thieves... to put your identity... and your financial well-being at risk. And their attacks grow more frequent and sophisticated every year. Think of us as your Identity Theft Security Team... and we're here to help. We'll give you the facts about Identity Theft... what to watch for... and how to avoid being a victim. Take a few moments to learn about each of the Identity Theft Danger Zones... and the simple steps you can take to avoid being a victim.
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