banks never ask that - outsmart Scammers
Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be from their bank. Banks of all sizes are suffering significant monetary and reputational losses from these increasingly sophisticated scams targeting their customers. We want to change that.
With bragging rights and scam-spotting skills, everyone wins. Review the information below provided by the American Bankers Association (ABA) to learn more.
Can You Spot Scammers?
Watch the American Bankers Association (ABA)video and find out how Tim, Mallory and Jade almost got scammed.
Watch for these red flags.
Banks would never ask for them. If you receive an email, text, or phone call for any of this, it’s a definite red flag. It’s better to be safe than sorry. End the call, delete the text, and trash the email, because banks never ask that! Want to learn more?
*Note: You may be asked to verify confidential information if you call your bank, but rarely the other way around. If you’re ever in doubt that a bank call is legitimate, or if a caller pressures you to stay on the line and provide bank information right away or something bad will happen, it is a scam. Hang up and call the number on the back of your card to talk to a real bank employee. When in doubt about an email or text, contact your bank representative for confirmation before taking any action.
Test Your Scammer IQ
Visit the American Bankers Association (ABA) Banks Never Ask That website to take the Banks Never Ask That quiz, share your score on social media, and tell your friends to be less like Tim, Mallory and Jade. With bragging rights and scam-spotting skills, everyone wins.