PhishingThe First National Bank at Darlington will never contact you through email asking for account numbers or your Social Security number. This is a tactic identity thieves use known as phishing. They try to deceive you into giving these important numbers to them. If you have received such an email do not respond to it.
Another phishing scam is when thieves call you and claim to be from a bank. No bank name is mentioned. They say that your debit card has been compromised and prompt you to press a number to be connected with the bank's security. You are then asked to enter your account number and pin. Remember the First National Bank at Darlington will never call asking you for this information.
Read more at the FTC's website: How Not to Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam
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How Not to Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam
FraudThere are a number of scams through the mail. There maybe what looks to be a legitimate check for a large amount of money. You are asked to deposit the check and send part of the money back. They tell you to keep the rest as payment for cashing the check. Do not respond. The checks are fraudulent.
Keep your account information in a safe place.
Never carry important information with you unless you absolutely need to.
Shred your documents and financial information before throwing them away.
Do not use your social security number as an account number. Ask for a new account number to replace your Social Security number if it was used.
Keep your social security number and phone number off your printed checks.
Watch your credit card statements for any purchases you did not make. Follow the directions to dispute anything your cannot remember purchasing.
Check your credit report for free at least once a year with any of the following companies:
Equifax 1-800-525-6285 www.equifax.com
Experian 1-800-397-3742 www.experian.com
Trans Union 1-800-680-7289 www.transunion.com