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In a social engineering attack, an attacker uses human interaction to manipulate a person into providing them information. People have a natural tendency to trust. Social engineering attacks attempt to exploit this tendency in order to steal your information. Once the information has been stolen it can be used to commit fraud or identity theft.
Criminals use a variety of social engineering attacks to attempt to steal information, including:
The following sections explain the meaning of these common attacks and provide tips you can use to avoid being a victim.
Website spoofing is the act of creating a fake website to mislead individuals into sharing sensitive information. Spoof websites are typically made to look exactly like a legitimate website published by a trusted organization.
Phishing is when an attacker attempts to acquire information by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishing messages often direct the recipient to a spoof website. Phishing attacks are typically carried out through email, instant messaging, telephone calls, and text messages (SMS).
To learn more about information security visit any of the following websites:
Contact us immediately if you suspect you have fallen victim to a social engineering attack and have disclosed information concerning your Fidelity Bank of Texas accounts.
Call us at (254) 755-6555 or visit your local Fidelity Bank of Texas branch location.
Regularly monitoring your account activity is a good way to detect fraudulent activity. If you notice unauthorized transactions under your account, notify Fidelity Bank of Texas immediately.
Fidelity Bank of Texas will not contact you requesting any of the following personal or private information: your social security number, any of your ATM/check card numbers or PINs, your access codes, or any other personal or private information. We will also never send an email or any email service asking you to "click here" or to "click on this link" to update your account information. All legitimate email messages from the Bank will instruct you to log into online banking in order to update or transmit your personal or private information.
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