The unfortunate reality is that scammers are always working to find new ways to fraudulently access your account. While our Security team works around the clock to protect your funds, it’s important that you are able to identify and prevent scammers when they come to you.
In addition to email and phone call scams, fraudsters are expanding into texts and payment apps as new ways to get ahold of your money in this increasingly digital world.
Here are some phishing scams to keep an eye out for:
- Phone call: Penn Community Bank will never call you to verify your account number or provide personal information. If you’re wondering if the call is legitimate, hang up and call your bank directly at a number you trust.
- Text message: If you receive a text message from someone claiming to be your bank asking you to sign in, or offer up personal information, it’s a scam.
- Email: Watch out for emails that ask you to click a suspicious link or provide personal information. The sender may claim to be someone from your bank. Call your bank directly at a number you trust.
- Payment apps: Beware of any text or email from someone claiming to be your bank saying your account has been hacked. To “solve” the issue, the scammer may ask you to send money to a new account they’re created for you. This is a scam.
Scammers are highly innovative and won’t give up, so it’s crucial to always be alert and know the signs so you can stop a scammer right in their tracks.
If you receive an unsolicited email, text, or phone call from someone claiming to be Penn Community Bank, do not engage. Hang up, void clicking on any links and/or responding to the message and contact us 215-788-1234.