In light of recent bank failures, scammers have used the situation to target potential victims. Taking on the identity of a failed bank or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), spoofers use emails, social media posts, and even door-to-door solicitations in an effort to steal money and/or sensitive information.
Remember – The FDIC will never contact you and request personal details. To help consumers protect themselves from falling victim, the CISA pulled together a list of resources and preventative measures:
- Beware, It’s a Scam!
- Failed Bank Information for Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA
- Failed Bank Information for Signature Bank, New York, NY
If you find that you or a loved one are a victim of fraud or a scam, consider reporting them to the police and file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.