Advice from Bank Five Nine

Bank Five Nine is reminding us to follow some best practices:

Fraudsters use global crises, like Coronavirus, to attempt to defraud you.  Don’t take the bait. Be alert to phishing emails and other Coronavirus-related scams. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has provided fuel for cyber criminals to prey upon the public’s concern about this global crisis. The scams are designed to trick people into sending money, to disclose personal information or to click on emails and websites that deliver computer malware onto your computer or network.

These include:

  • Impersonating a legitimate medical or health organization selling products that claim to prevent, mitigate, treat, diagnose or cure      Coronavirus.
  • Posing as a government organization claiming to provide information about coronavirus, such as heat maps or infographics.
  • Seeking donations for charitable causes related to the virus.
  • Posing as an in-demand medical supply company offering to sell hard-to-find medical supplies to protect against the virus.

Learn the characteristics of some of the most common scams and how to protect you and your family at