Scam of the Week: Capital One Data Breach

Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Security and Fraud Prevention

Scam of the Week: Capital One Data BreachScam Alert

Last week, Capital One announced that they experienced a data breach in March which exposed the data of nearly 106 million bank customers or credit card applicants. Capital One has said they will notify the customers or applicants whose data was exposed. However, you must stay alert and be on the lookout for any phone calls, emails, or text messages from cyber criminals related to this data breach.

Watch out for the following things:

  • Phishing emails that claim to be from your financial institution where you can “check if your data was compromised”
  • Phishing emails that claim there is a problem with a credit card, your credit record, or other personal financial information
  • Calls from scammers that claim they are from your bank, a credit union, or a government institution
  • Any unexpected communication requesting personal information, such as your Social Security Number
  • Indications that your identity was stolen, such as fraudulent charges on your credit card or notifications that your credit score has lowered

Keeping your account information safe and secure is our highest priority at United Bank & Trust. To protect your account we offer Text Fraud Alerts, as well as ID TheftSmart ID Restoration and Credit Monitoring.  If you would like more information on how you can better protect your accounts, please Contact Us.

Stay safe out there!

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