We all know at least one friend or family member who has been affected by a phishing attack or another type of scam. With the increase in technology use, we also find a rise in fraudulent activity. Phishing tactics are becoming more cutting-edge as fraudsters now have the ability to "spoof" phone numbers, email addresses, and even social media accounts making communication seem as though it's coming from a friend, a family member or even your bank.
With the rise in fraudulent activity, we want to share security tips. A great way to start is by safeguarding every device you use. All phones, laptops, i-pads, or other devices in your home and/or office which use a password, face ID, or passcode require your frequent attention to ensure you’re using best practices.
Imagine you are ready to buy your dream home and you falsely wire your funds to a crook! Unfortunately, this is a wire scam that is happening across the country today and the fraudsters are getting personal.
As the local community bank, ChoiceOne Bank helps customers reach the American dream of owning a home. Unfortunately, real estate wire scams are happening across the country today and the fraudsters are getting personal with bogus emails that appear to be from a trusted source.