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Scam of the Week

Simple, Yet Effective Vishing Scams

Voice phishing, or “Vishing”, is a phishing attack conducted by phone. This is a classic tactic that bad guys typically use to collect your credit card or financial data, along with other personal information. Here’s an example: You receive a call from someone claiming to be a customer service representative for a specific retailer. They say your order could not be processed because your credit card was declined. But not to worry! They are happy to help correct the issue. The caller claims that they need your credit card number, expiration date, and code on the back.

While this scheme is simple, it is also surprisingly effective. The bad guys catch victims off-guard with a pressing issue, like a declined payment. The victim is then relieved when the scammers offer an easy and immediate solution. If you don't take the time to stop and think about the situation, you could give away your personal data before you realize what is really happening.

Remember to stop, think, and follow these tips:

• Don’t trust the caller ID. Phone numbers can be spoofed to look like a familiar or safe caller.

• Never provide personal information over the phone, unless you are the one who initiated the call.

• If you receive a suspicious phone call, hang up, and use the company's official phone number to call them directly.

Stop, Look, and Think. Don't be fooled.

Courtesy of KnowBe4

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At Southwind Bank, we offer simple and convenient checking and savings account solutions to fit everyone’s needs!

With our new Simple Checking, you can enjoy an account free of maintenance fees with the convenience of eStatements through online banking! Your eStatements are complete with item images at no extra charge. We also offer our Classic Checking as well as the Southwind NOW interest-bearing checking account.

In addition to our checking options, Southwind Bank offers a variety of savings and interest-bearing accounts.  From the Youth Savings Account to our Step Money Market Account offerings, we have an account to help you save at every stage of life.

For details or to discuss which solutions best meet your needs, call 800-522-0172 or stop by one of our branches today.
 

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With the continued growth and use of electronic payments, choosing the right payment processing partner for your business is more important than ever. Together with our partner, TSYS Merchant Solutions, we can help businesses of every size with payment processing products and services to meet your credit card processing needs.

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