Peoples Bank is committed to providing quality service to you, whether you visit us online or in person. We are dedicated to ensuring the security of your personal and financial information. One of the most important and effective ways we can meet this commitment is to educate you about a variety of ways you can fall victim and the steps you can take to help protect yourself.
Peoples Bank will NEVER solicit customers by e-mail or telephone requesting personal information, passwords, or account information such as your debit card number, ATM PIN, or Social Security number.
Identity theft (also known as identity fraud) is the misappropriation of another person’s identifying information to order to:
Peoples Bank recommends that business clients implement the following best practices to mitigate the risk of corporate account takeover (CATO):
To learn more about Corporate Account Takeover (CATO) click here.
If you suspect fraudulent activity, believe your PC has been compromised or believe your password may have become known to an unauthorized person, please contact us at 270-692-6405.
Phishing – Scam where a perpetrator sends authentic-looking e-mails appearing to come from legitimate companies in an effort to phish for personal or financial information. The e-mails direct recipients to click on links that re-direct them to fraudulent or "spoofed" websites. Once on the fraudulent site, the e-mail recipient is asked to enter personal and/or financial information that is later used to commit fraud.
Vishing – Perpetrators use e-mail, text, phone calls, or direct chat in an attempt to gain personal information for fraudulent uses. Whether it’s a person or a prerecorded message on the other end, you’ll be told there is an issue with your account or a payment you made. You may be asked for your login credentials to fix the problem or asked to make a new payment. Features like caller ID can now be forged and faked using modern tools to make the calls more believable. Customers should be very suspicious when receiving calls asking for personal information.
Spoofing - A “spoofed” site is one that appears to belong to a legitimate company. The site may even look like the legitimate company’s site utilizing their colors and, perhaps, their logo. Typically a bogus e-mail is received that asks you to supply, confirm or update sensitive personal information by clicking on a link in the e-mail. The goal of the criminal is to get you to enter the requested information so that they can steal it for their purposes.
Thieves might also steal your information by:
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