Covid 19 Vaccine Scam Alert
As distribution of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues, scammers are trying to capitalize through robocalls and text scams. Vaccination plans vary across state and local governments. Check with your state or local health department to learn more. You can also talk with your health care provider, pharmacist, or health insurance provider with any questions or concerns. For more information view our brochure on covid vaccine scams.
Every day, thousands of people fall for fraudulent emails, texts, and calls from scammers pretending to be a bank. These are commonly referred to as phishing scams and victims can lose hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
Tennessee State Bank has partnered with the ABA’s #BanksNeverAskThat campaign to turn the table on fraudsters by empowering consumers to spot bogus bank phishing scams. For more tips on how to keep phishing criminals at bay, including videos, an interactive quiz and more, visit www.BanksNeverAskThat.com.
Phishing is when you get emails, texts, or calls that seem to be from companies or people you know, but they’re actually from scammers. They want you to click on a link or share personal information (like a password or social security number) so that they can use that information to steal your money and/or identity.
For more information about phishing, visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams
Scammers are targeting millions of unemployed Americans searching for jobs, looking for opportunities to obtain access to victims’ identities and financial assets. In 2020, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received complaints amounting to over $62 million in losses from employment scams, an increase of nearly $20 million from 2019.
Criminals promote fake job opportunities through many of the same job boards that legitimate companies use, such as online job sites, social media platforms, and newspapers. The fake postings claim to offer employment but are instead used to acquire victims’ personal information and financial assets.
For more information about job scams, visit: https://www.aba.com/advocacy/community-programs/consumer-resources/protect-your-money/job-scams.
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Protecting privacy is both your responsibility and that of those individuals and organizations that have information about you. Do everything in your power to be aware of how you personally can compromise your privacy and hold those organizations that you engage with accountable for their management, or mismanagement, of your personal information.