Phishing, pronounced “fishing” is a technique used to steal personal information by directing online consumers to fraudulent websites that look nearly identical to the actual sites. Many times emails will warn of accounts being closed or fees incurred if the user information is not updated or verified. The links within these emails direct the recipient to forms or fraudulent websites that ask for account information, PIN numbers, passwords or Social Security numbers. To protect yourself from phishing:
By nature, email is not a secure form of communication. Never enter private, personal information in a form sent to you by email. Brentwood Bank will never send or request confidential account information through regular email channels. If you receive an email or phone call requesting your personal, confidential information that appears to be from Brentwood Bank, do not respond, contact us at 412.409.2265.