Your Security: E-Mail Scam Alert
Protecting Your Accounts from Online Theft.
Who is Phishing for Your Personal Information?
Recently, some customers have received, what appears to be, legitimate e-mails requesting personal banking information. These e-mails, designed to trick you into revealing your private information -- possibly a Social Security number, ATM PIN, bank account or credit card numbers, is a practice known as "phishing."
To make these e-mails seem more realistic, the senders often duplicate the company logo and familiar formats or redirect to a fraudulent website. These emails are often masked under the name of a trusted source such as the FDIC, a trusted financial institution, an Internet Service Provider - or even First National Bank of Southern California.
What Should You Do if You Think You've Been Phished
If you receive an e-mail that your account will be closed or suspended unless you confirm your billing or e-mail information, or that the bank is "missing" information about your account, do not reply or click on the link in the e-mail. Report any suspicious activity to First National Bank of Southern California and to the Federal Trade Commission, immediately.
Recognizing Legitimate Requests from First National Bank of Southern California
Tip: Verifying a FNBsocal Web Site
Here's a quick way of verifying the real address of a web site.
A small pop-up will display the true web address of the page you're viewing.
Avoid Becoming a Victim
First National Bank of Southern California is committed to protecting your personal information.