Fraud and Security
Intuit, Turbo Tax’s parent company, has announced three different email scams that are aimed at Turbo Tax customers.
The FBI recently identified an uptick in Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams targeting legitimate businesses. These are sophisticated scams that use the name and correct email address of a current employee to “legitimize” the request. The criminal is able to gain access to a company network and steal money with the help of an unwitting accomplice, an employee who is fooled into submitting a wire request with the fraudster as the beneficiary.
Mobile malware continues to evolve infecting phones using tricks hackers once used on PCs. US and UK Smartphone users are being actively targeted by crooks, locking up their phones through encryption methods and demanding a ransom to unlock them. This mobile Trojan malicious software is called Svpeng and originally evolved in Russia.
The Heartbleed Bug is a vulnerability in the encryption used to secure many websites, putting information, including passwords, credit card information and emails, at risk. Find out how you can help protect yourself.
Visa has become aware of a variation of payment card-stealing malware referred to as “Chewbacca,” which targets merchant point-of-sale systems. Here are some ways you can protect yourself.
MasterCard is reporting a scam where merchants are receiving an automated message advising that they have been locked out of their account.
Fraudsters know that nearly everyone is working to file their taxes by April 15. They're using that knowledge to scam taxpayers out of more money. Find out how.
The FTC announced a twist on an old scam: phone fraud paired with a new angle--unsolicited (and fraudulent) tech support services with “follow-up calls” offering a refund on the bogus, unprovided services. The crooks collect bank or credit card information offering to provide a refund for services that never actually occurred.
Many people are receiving phone calls or text messages offering a credit on their phone carrier's account. These are phishing scams targeted at collecting personal information.
Fraud and scams come in a variety of forms, some even through the US Postal Service. Recently, crooks are resorting to posing as the government, requesting documentation and forms from small businesses and a $125 "processing fee" along with your business information.
Tips on Reporting Fraud
If you believe your Pinnacle debit or credit card is lost or stolen, call us immediately.
Read this for steps you should take immediately.
Here's how to get a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months.