“Phishing" occurs when criminals use email, phone and online scams to purposefully and maliciously trick people into sharing information such as passwords, Social Security numbers, account and credit card details and even your mother's maiden name. Phishing is fraud and it is a crime.
How can you prevent it?
Educate yourself, your family, and if applicable, your co-workers, clients and business partners on what Information Theft is, and what you can do to protect yourself.
No legitimate business or government agency will ever ask you for personal information via email or phone unless you initiate the contact. If you receive such a request, do not respond.
Notify First National Bank immediately of email inquiries such as those asking to verify personal account information. We will never request your account number or password via email.