Don't be scammed by a new fraud game known as phishing.
Phishing (pronounced "fishing") is when an individual or a group of cyber-criminals creates an imitation or copy of an existing legitimate Web page to trick users into providing sensitive personal information, such as credit or debit card numbers, account username and password, social security numbers or PIN numbers. In most cases, this information is then sold to other criminals, who use it for financial gain. They do this by using a trusted brand of well-known banks, credit card companies and online retailers. The request will generally include disturbing or exciting statements so people will react immediately and respond with the desired information.
If you receive an email or telephone inquiry
asking for your personal information,
DO NOT RESPOND!
Check its authenticity by contacting the company that appears to be the originator of the request.
First Virginia Community Bank will not make a telephone inquiry or send an email to verify or update confidential customer information.
Responding to phishing emails or phone calls puts your accounts at risk.