Cyber Security and awareness

Union Bank works hard to give you peace at mind with your money. We also care about your computer. Here are some ways you can protect yourself while you browse the internet.

Cyber Security Newsletters

In this section you will find newsletters related to Cyber Security. Being informed is the best defense. These newsletters contain information beneficial to your understanding of the latest Cyber Security threats and how to protect yourself.

 

Banks Never Ask That

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank.  And in this time of expanded use of online and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse.  In fact, the Federal Trade Commission's report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $5.8 billion to phishing scams and other fraud in 2021 - an increase of more than 70% over 2020.

It's time to put scammers in their place.

Online scams aren't so scary when you know what to look for.  And at Union Bank, we're committed to helping you spot them as an extra layer of protection for your account.

We want every bank customer to become a pro at spotting a phishing scam - and stop bank impostors in their tracks.  It starts with these 4 words:  Banks Never Ask That.  Because when you know something sounds suspicious, you'll be less likely to be fooled.

Phishing Red Flags

 

TEXT EMAIL PHONE CALL PAYMENT APPS
Asking for a PIN Ask to download an attachment Asking for addresses Ask you to send money to yourself
Asking for SSNs Forms to fill out Using scare-tactics Ask for your password
Sharing a "one-time" code Misspelled words Asking for birthdays Text or call unexpectedly

 

These four phishing scams are full of red flags:

  • Text Message:  If you receive a text message from someone claiming to be your bank asking you to sign in, or offer up your personal information, it's a scam.  Banks Never Ask That.
  • Email: Watch out for emails that ask you to click a suspicious link or provide personal information. The sender may claim to be someone from your bank, but it's a scam. Banks Never Ask That.
  • Phone Call:  Would your bank ever call you to verify your account number.  No!  Banks Never Ask That.  If you're ever in doubt that the caller is legitimate, just hang up and call the bank directly at a number you trust.
  • Payment Apps:  Beware of text messages from someone claiming to be your bank saying your account has been hacked.  The scammer may ask you to send money to a new account they've created for you, but that's a scam!  Banks Never Ask That

BanksNeverAskThat

For tips and videos to help you keep phishing criminals at bay, visit this page weekly or visit Banks Never Ask That.  And be sure to share the webpage with your family and friends.

 

  

 

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