Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. Old National has joined with the American Bankers Association to help you spot phishing scams and protect your accounts.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which means there’s no better time to boost your scamspotting knowledge. Just go to www.BanksNeverAskThat.com, take the five-minute quiz and share your scam score on Twitter for a chance to win weekly prizes, courtesy of the American Bankers Association. Each Friday in October the ABA will draw 15 winners. One lucky grand-prize winner will receive $1,000!1
We want every bank customer to become a pro at spotting a phishing scam, and it starts with these four words: Banks Never Ask That. When you know what sounds suspicious, you're less likely to be fooled.
Here are three common ways people get phished:
1. Text Message - Your bank will never ask you to sign in or give personal info via text message. Banks don't ask that.
2. Email - Watch out for unsolicited emails that ask you to click a link or provide personal information.
3. Phone Calls - If you didn't expect a call from the bank, it could be a scam.
For more tips on how to keep phishing criminals at bay, including videos and an interactive quiz, visit www.BanksNeverAskThat.com.