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Due to an increase in general fraudulent text and email messages being sent, here’s a friendly reminder to please use caution if you receive a text message or email that is requesting personal or account information.
US Eagle will never reach out to you to ask for your online banking credentials, your personal information, or request for you to transfer funds.
Smishing is a social engineering attack that uses fake mobile text messages to trick people into downloading malware, sharing sensitive information, or sending money to cybercriminals.
The term “smishing” comes from the term “SMS”—or “short message service,” the technology behind text messages—and “phishing.”
Phishing is when scammers use email (or text – AKA Smishing) to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers.
Vishing is the fraudulent practice of making phone calls or leaving voice messages purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as bank details and credit card numbers.
Scam Red Flags
Scammers will use several tactics to get you to click a link or disclose personal information. But there are also several red flags that you can look out for.
Odd links – Links do not contain the companies actual URL and are often long with random strings of characters. You can see true links without clicking by either hovering over the link with your mouse on a computer, or holding down the link like you are going to copy it on mobile devices.
We have included some examples of the fraudulent communications that have been reported to us:
The bad guys never quit working, but neither do we. We do our best to protect your information but need your help by asking you to be careful with whom you share your information. You can protect yourself by following these simple tips.
Above all, if anything ever looks or sounds suspicious, the best thing to do is CALL US at 888-342-8766
To Report Fraud to the Federal Trade Commission:
877-382-4357 (9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, ET)