Criminals are always looking for a new angles and ways to get your information or trick you into sending them your
money. Social engineering occurs when criminals pretend to be a relative, a friend or a representative from law enforcement, the IRS, the Social Security Administration, a company you have a relationship with or a financial institution
and request sensitive information. Recent high profile national retail store data breaches are another reference point used by criminals to get you to let your guard down and share your sensitive information. Be suspicious of every call, email, text or social
They will call or email asking you for private information like social security number, passwords, account or credit/debit/prepaid
card numbers or request you log into your accounts. The emails or website they sent you to may even look legitimate, pay close attention to addresses: the email or website spelling might be off by only a letter or have a different extension like “.cc” or “.net”
instead of “.com” – always be mindful. A simple text is another way to gain access to your sensitive information.
Fraudsters might call and request a wire transfer posing as a bill collector, ask for an ACH payment pretending to
be from the IRS, demand that you purchase a prepaid debit card and read back the information pretending to be a police officer or even ask for a money order while posing as your grandchild in trouble in a far off state.
Always be careful of scammers when you answer the phone, get an email or even on social media networks.
Beware of foreign lotteries; watch out for people, who wish to buy your goods by overpaying with fraudulent checks
asking for the difference in cash; ignore emails phishing for your passwords and account information; look out for threatening callers who demand fast action and quick payments; and remember if a deal sounds too good to be true – it usually is – just hang
up, hit delete or walk away.
Marquette Bank will never ask you for sensitive information like your usernames, passwords or payment codes.
Always ignore requests for sensitive information related to your banking and call Marquette Bank’s Customer Service Center at 1-888-254-9500 or email email@example.com.