Identity Theft is the fastest-growing crime in America. To help you avoid being an ID Theft victim:
- Be aware that your garbage may contain sensitive information or account numbers. Shred when possible.
- Never provide personal information to someone by phone unless you have placed the call and trust the person/company with which you are dealing.
- If someone claims to be calling from Planters Bank and is seeking personal information you have already provided, the call is likely a scam in process.
- If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam.
Opening A New Account
To comply with federal regulations, and to help in the fight against terrorism and money laundering, Planters Bank will ask for identification and other pieces of personal information. This information is closely guarded to avoid identity theft.
Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals. Planters Bank, the Georgia Bankers Association and American Bankers Association recommend following these tips to keep your information and your money safe.
It can be a bit overwhelming to understand all of the terms you’ll hear tossed about regarding cybersecurity. Our goal here is to give you an overview of many of the more common terms.
Tech Support Scams
Callers claims to be an employee (or affiliate) of a software or security company, or government agency, offering technical support to resolve viruses and threats from foreign countries or terrorist organizations.
The term "phishing" as in fishing for confidential information is a scam that encompasses fraudulently obtaining and using an individual's personal or financial information.