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New Scam Alert

July 14, 2014

We wanted to make you aware of a new possible scam we were recently alerted to.

Online scammers are using a new method called “Card Popping” on social media outlets in order to obtain debit card numbers and PINs.

In Card Popping, scammers promise Twitter and Facebook users money in return for the allegedly legitimate use of their financial accounts.

In some cases, for example, the scammers say they’ll use bank account information to cash checks because they are unable to do so themselves.  In other cases, the fraudsters’ intentions appear less clear, but the motive and method are the same. People are promised money in return for account information. Once the scammers gain access to a bank account, they use it to deposit bad checks, then withdraw money before the checks are discovered to be fake.

At Community First we take all security threats seriously and we would strongly advise that you never share your account information with any unauthorized person. Additionally, we also offer numerous ways to stay alerted to all your account activity via our Mobile and Email alerts.  We encourage you to customize your account alerts within our mobile banking application or within online banking today.

As always, if you have any questions regarding your account please contact us at 904.354.8537 or 800.342.8416.