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The more you know about fraud, the less likely you are to become a victim.
Of the adults surveyed don’t feel well informed about cybercrime risk.
Have had a device infected with a virus—or someone close to them has.
Have had fraudsters try to steal personal information via fake e-mails or websites.
Have experienced fraudsters abusing their credit card number or bank details.
Social engineering is when fraudsters pose as someone you trust to get you to reveal personal information.
Phishing: fraud through legitimate looking emails or social media direct messages.
SMiShing: phishing via texts and SMS messages.
Vishing: voice phishing via phone calls.
Over 96% of all cyber-attacks start with social engineering, pretexting, phishing and insider threats.1
Fraudsters want your personal information. Social engineering, identity theft, and malware are the main ways they’ll try to get it.
Remember: Truist will not email or send texts asking you to provide, update or verify your personal or account information, such as passwords, Social Security numbers, personal identification numbers (PINs), credit or debit card numbers.
New scams surface all the time. Familiarize yourself with the most common forms of fraud, and watch out for newer scenarios as they come to light.