There are many scams going on to try to take advantage of unsuspecting people. These scams may be generated via telephone, email, text messages or even computer pop-ups. In nearly every case it's important to remember: DO NOT SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION with anyone unless you are completely sure of their identity. NEVER allow a buyer, renter, job offer or anyone else pressure you into taking immediate action. Always know who you are conducting business with and never agree to schemes involving overpayment. Alliant Bank will not email, generate an online pop up, text you or call you to request your personal or financial information.
COVID-19 (coronavirus) Related Fraud
The FBI has reported an increase in fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Some of the methods criminals are using include fake CDC emails, phishing emails, and counterfeit treatments and equipment. It is important to stay vigilant and informed at this time. For more information, you can read the full FBI Public Service Announcement here.
Common Types of Fraud & How to Fight It