Bank spoofing via text is a deceptive tactic employed by cybercriminals to trick individuals into divulging sensitive financial information or executing fraudulent transactions.
These spoofing attempts often involve sending text messages that appear to originate from legitimate financial institutions, such as banks or credit card companies. The messages typically contain urgent requests for account verification, password resets, or notifications of suspicious activity, prompting recipients to click on links or provide personal details.
To avoid falling victim to bank spoofing via text, individuals should exercise caution and adopt the following preventive measures:
Fake or Real?
Take your time and consider previous interactions with your financial institution before responding to a text message link.
By remaining vigilant, individuals can reduce the risk of falling victim to bank spoofing via text and safeguard their financial assets and personal information from cybercriminals. Think before you click!
GRB Security Resources web page
American Bankers Association Phishing Scams web page
Federal Trade Commission article on “How to Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages”