What is Phishing?
Phishing is a scam that uses email to attempt to deceive you into disclosing credit cards numbers, bank account information, passwords, Social Security numbers and other sensitive information. The fake email looks like it comes from a financial institution. The email usually asks you to "confirm or verify your information" in some way - replying, filling out a form in the email or clicking on a link in the email that brings you to a fake "bank website".
Phone Phishing is on the rise in Wisconsin. This is very similar to email phishing. The fraudster calls, pretending to be a legitimate company, and tries to get personal information like account numbers and social security numbers.
Tri City National Bank will NEVER send emails requesting personal information.
The emails may look like they come from the bank- even use our logo, but they are likely a phishing scam. Do NOT answer them or click on any links.
If you receive an email - do not hesitate to call us at:
(414) T-R-I-C-I-T-Y (874-2489) or (888) T-R-I-C-I-T-Y
Or email us at
Highly reputable financial institutions (both large national banks and small community banks) and even the FDIC have been victims of phishing expeditions.
Anti-Phishing Working Group
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing and other internet fraud.
Click on their Phishing Archive to view a number of sample phishing emails.
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Click here for more tips on preventing identity theft
Click here if you believe you might be a victim of identity theft