E-mail scams are one of the fastest-growing forms of fraud today.
Fraudulent e-mails, also known as "phishing" (pronounced "fishing"), attempt to steal information by tricking people into visiting a website and providing personal information such as credit card numbers, PINS, account numbers and/or SSNs.
If you receive an e-mail that contains an attachment that you weren't expecting, we recommend deleting it. If you receive an e-mail that you weren't expecting with a link and directions to click on it, we recommend you delete it.
Malicious attachments and links are common tools used by people who are attempting to install malware on your computer that enables them to steal personal information including bank account numbers.