By: Mario Armstrong of HLNTV.com
The latest online banking scam is called “Gameover” and it’s an email that’s been making its way around in recent weeks.
The FBI even put out a warning to let people know what to watch out for. This recent scam doesn’t surprise me at all. It only takes these scanners to get .05% of people on email for it to be worth their time. And think how much easier it is today. I mean, I hardly ever go into a bank anymore. With online banking I can do almost everything, from checking my balance, transferring funds to paying my bills. And with hot new apps from banks like Chase, PNC and USAA I can even scan my checks with my phone and deposit them straight into my account.
But with all of these great new features rolling out across bank websites and apps, the security issue is becoming more important than ever. Choose a strong, unique password to bank with is important, something like 10 characters, no words that can be defined and use symbols (for example !&7MJs$5b1). Beyond that, you also want to verify you’re at the correct website address and that it’s secure (look for the letters HTTPS in the address bar).
The recent GameOver threats mean you now, more than ever need to really make sure that the emails you’re getting are actually from your bank.
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