COMMOM FRAUD SCAMS

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Avoid the Most Common Online Scams

The best way to avoid common fraud scams is to understand how these scams usually work. Here is a list of some of the most common ways that fraud perpetrators and identity thieves trick their victims.

If you have been the target of fraud or attempted fraud, contact us immediately.

*Please note, if PlainsCapital Bank contacts you regarding actual fraud on your account, we will NEVER ask for your user name, passwords, PINs, or a security/passcode through unsolicited emails, phone calls, text messages, or pop-up windows.

Common Business Fraud Scams

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Business Email Compromise
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Cybercriminals trick company employees into transferring large sums of money to them by impersonating CEOs and other company executives in spoofed or masqueraded emails. The schemers first study their intended victims by using the company’s website, social media and Phishing to get information like employees’ names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers. With the company’s information, scammers can spoof or fake an email to an employee who they know can transfer money or pay invoices for the company, making the email look like it is coming from an executive officer or other trusted source.

Corporate Account Takeover
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Wire Fraud
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Common Consumer Fraud Scams

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"Work from Home" Job Scam
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The opportunity to work from home is becoming a very popular and an attractive option for many. As the interest increases, so do the opportunities to be conned with jobs that pay “big financial rewards.” Although there are many legitimate work from home jobs, these schemes do not guarantee a regular salary and almost always require an “up-front” investment.

Romance Scam
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Overpayment Scam
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Card Cracking
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Skimming
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Phishing
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Smishing
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Mystery Shopper Scam
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Other Fraud Protection Resources

Debit Card Compromise

What is debit card compromise, how does it happen, and what can you do?

Reporting Fraud

What to do if you suspect fraudulent activity on your account?

Protecting Yourself

Learn the steps you can take to protect yourself from fraud.

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