Please be aware that Bank SNB will never ask you to divulge sensitive personal information in an e-mail. If you are a Bank SNB customer and you think you are a victim of fraud, immediately contact Bank SNB by calling toll-free at 1.888.762.4762.

Email Fraud

Internet scammers casting about for people's financial information have a new way to lure unsuspecting victims. They go "phishing."

Phishing is a high-tech scam that uses spam e-mail or pop-up messages to deceive you into disclosing your credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords or other sensitive information.

Phishers send an e-mail or pop-up message claiming to be from a business or organization you deal with -- for example, your Internet service provider (ISP), bank, online payment service or even a government agency. The message usually says you need to "update" or "validate" your account information. It might threaten some dire consequence if you don't respond. The message directs you to a website which looks just like a legitimate website, but is not. What's the purpose of this bogus website? To trick you into divulging your personal information so the operators can steal your identity, run up bills and commit crimes in your name.

Recognizing e-mail fraud
Spotting phony or fradulent e-mails is not always easy. The criminals who are using them are becoming more and more sophisticated about creating them.