Emerging from the COVID-19 crisis, how to help keep account holders safe
posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in SHAZAM Blog
As our economy reopens and we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, fraudsters are still out there attempting to victimize vulnerable people. Everyone should be wary of swindlers trying to steal COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment debit cards, requesting donations to bogus organizations, and lastly, tricking people into turning over their personal, sensitive information (a favorite among crooks).
Remind your cardholders not let their guard down as things return to a more normal setting. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers this information on how to avoid coronavirus scams:
Together, we can stop scammers in their tracks and keep cardholders safe, today and every day. Let’s pay close attention to the interests of the elderly and other susceptible family members and friends, as fraudsters are still preying on emotion, with their favorite being fear. Visit the FTC for more tips on how to avoid coronavirus scams.
About the Author
Ben Hayden utilizes his expertise in cyber investigations, financial crimes and digital forensics to assist financial institutions in evaluating their cybersecurity vulnerabilities. He manages SHAZAM’s risk management services, helping member institutions mitigate their risks in information
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