NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

Atlantic City Man Indicted for Allegedly Offering a Bribe to CRDA Official
What's Up in GCity and Elsewhere?--Back Online, Nixle, Operation Take Back

GTPD Community Alert: Security Scam Concerning Beneficial Bank

 

Beneficial Bank was recently the target of a Phishing scam.

What is Phishing?

Phishing occurs when an email or text message is sent that pretends to be from a bank or major online merchant. The message will ask the user to click on a link to verify their information due to some sort of account problem. The user is then directed to a fake web site that collects their login and password information, which then is used by cyber-criminals to steal money from their accounts.

  • Be suspicious of any urgent requests for personal information for a security audit or survey or which contains threats to close your account.
  • Be suspicious of unsolicited requests for Online Banking username(s), password(s), account information, credit card number(s) or check/debit card numbers and PINs.
  • Be suspicious of requests to share personal and financial information.
  • Never use links in an unsolicited e-mail or text to access a web page.
  • Do not fill out forms in messages asking for personal financial information.
  • Regularly check your online account and your bank, credit and debit card statements to make sure all transactions are legitimate.

Always remember – the companies (Banks, Hospitals, Credit Cards, Utilities, Merchants, etc.) that already have your financial information should never ask for it in this manner.

Remember, Beneficial Bank will NEVER ask our customers to verify their sensitive financial information through unsolicited emails, text messages or telephone calls.

If you have received one of these e-mails, text messages, telephone calls or have had any other form of unsolicited contact from individuals seeking personal information about your accounts or suspect fraudulent activity concerning your Beneficial Bank account, please contact us directly at 888.742.5272 and select Option 4 or send us an email at [email protected]*.

https://www.thebeneficial.com/security-warning.asp 

If you have any other questions please email the GTPD Community Relations Bureau at [email protected] or call 856-228-4500.  

 

Address/Location
Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Road
Clementon, NJ 08021

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1 
Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500

Enhanced by Zemanta

Comments