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Online banking fraud attempts made in Shuswap
Online banking fraud is making an appearance in the Shuswap.
The way the scam works is via email or website, a screen will pop up asking the banking customer to verify their information. Often some of the information is correct, however, there are errors in other parts of the information. This is done deliberately to prompt patrons to change their account information.
The screen asks the person to change their info, and in order to do so, they are requested to use their computer to reset their password.
If the person complies, scammers can gain access to their information.
A Salmon Arm woman narrowly avoided becoming caught in the scam, but became uneasy about changing the password and instead shut her computer down and called the bank, where she was informed this was not legitimate.