Your security is important to us. At First Avenue National Bank, we want to provide tools and resources to help prevent identity theft and educate you on security.
What is “Phishing”?
Phishing is a high-tech scam that uses spam e-mail or pop-up messages to attempt to deceive you into disclosing your credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, and other sensitive information. Phishing is a tool used for identity theft.
Phishing is the term coined by hackers who imitate legitimate companies in e-mails to entice people to share passwords or credit card numbers.
What is “Spoofing”?
Spoofing is pretending to be something it is not, on the Internet, usually an e-mail or a web site.
How to report Phishing or Spoofing:
We suggest reporting phishing emails or spoofed web sites to the following groups:
- Do not open any unsolicited e-mail.
- Forward the e-mail without opening to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Forward the e-mail without opening to the Federal Trade Commission at email@example.com.
- Forward the e-mail without opening to the “abuse” e-mail address at the company that is being spoofed (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org)