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While the Internet can be a safe and convenient place to do business, scammers are out there in "cyber world’ targeting unsuspecting consumers.
Please visit the Internet Crime Complaint Center website www.LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com to learn more. This website was built to educate and help prevent you from becoming a victim of an Internet fraud scheme. Please visit the website to take an interactive test to measure your online safety habits.
Common scams include: charity counterfeit cashier’s checks; foreign lotteries; investment opportunities; mortgage offers; romance offers; telemarketing schemes; and West African advance-fee schemes.
Common “red flags” that may indicate fraud is occurring:
Remember! West Bank will never ask for private information such as your account number, PIN number or social security number in an unsolicited email, telephone call, or text message. Please call West Bank at 800-810-2301 if you suspect you have been a victim of this type of scam.
*Information provided by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 is a partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the FBI. The IC3 serves as a clearinghouse and repository of cyber crime complaints from private citizens and industry. The IC3 refers complaints to law enforcement agencies for investigation and prosecution and provides analytical support for cyber crime investigations and prosecution. Visit www.IC3.gov for additional information regarding International Mass Marketing Fraud along with other Internet fraud schemes.