Security Center

Security Center

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At Commercial Bank we believe that one of the best ways to arm yourself against fraud is with information.  In this section we will provide you with information on how to protect your personal identifying information and links to online resources. We will also provide you with information on the different types of fraud, scams and safety tips.

Customer Awareness

General Security Tips:

PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal – Krebs on Security

Shopping scams are in session for back-to-school shopping

Selling stuff online? Here’s how to avoid a scam

Defending against impersonator scams 

Riding herd on cattle feed scammers 

Protect your Medicare number, your other info, and your money 

Shutting down tech support scams 

Did you get a text from your own number? That’s a scam

Warning: Callers are impersonating FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips

Giving to help in Ukraine? Get your money where you mean it to go

Date and switch: Busting five myths about online romance

Is a credit freeze or fraud alert right for you?

How to tell if someone is using your identity

Identity theft can happen to anyone

New crypto payment scam alert

How to avoid buying fake COVID tests online

Scammers are sending fake IRS emails about Economic Impact Payments

The Google Voice Scam: How this verification code scam works and how to avoid it

Amazon Impersonators: What you need to know

WARNING: Email from FTC Chair Lina Khan about Coronavirus money is fake

Don't send them money

Hot rental car market = scams

Hello, summer. Goodbye, scammers.

More money is coming to families…and scammers are ready

Ignore Bogus COVID Vaccine Survey

Scammers reportedly using fake unemployment benefits websites as phishing lures

Caught in a Bad Romance

The Drug Enforcement Administration Isn't Calling

Achy Fakey Heart (Romance Scams)

Scammers are scheming as Healthcare.gov reopens

Avoid Scammers Offering to Pay Your Rent

Identity Theft Awareness Week Events

Identity Theft Awareness Week Starts Today

Scam "US Trading Commision" website is not the FTC

What to know about the second round of Economic Impact Payment (EIP) checks and cards

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Scams
 

KnowB4 Scam of the Week Blasts


Scams

A fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.

For more information on scams, click on the topics below.

Scammers are tricking more people into buying gift cards

What's a Money Mule Scam? 

SIM Swap Scams: How to Protect Yourself

Potential Hurricane Dorian Cyber Scam

Worshipers Target by Gift Card Scam

Who's Reporting Robocalls?

Mystery Shopping Scams

FDIConnect.com is NOT affiliated with the Government Agency

Phony Online Car Sales

IRS Warns of New Tax Scams

Telemarketing Scams

Job Scams

Fake Check Scams

Tax Scams

Sweepstakes Scams

Romance/Dating Scams

Text Message Scams: Smishing

Michigan Department of Attorney General Consumer Alerts

Money Mule Awareness

International Students

Calls from the Social Security Administration

Phishing: Don't take the bait!

Keep tech support strangers out of your computer

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to infected computers and requires victims to pay a ransom in order to regain full access to their data. Ransomware is typically spread through spear phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting infected websites.

Report ransomware to:

United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Forces at: www.secretservice.gov/investigation/#field

For more information, please visit, United States Secret Service & Homeland Security Investigations

Identity Theft

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission.  It is a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history and reputation.  It can take time, money, and patience to resolve.

Victims of identity theft involving Commercial Bank customers should call  989-875-4144 immediately during normal business hours, and ask for the Security Department or by visiting your local branch.

For more information on Identity Theft, click the link below.

Identity Theft

IRS Security Awareness Newsletter

Internet Security

Scammers, hackers, and identity thieves are looking to steal your personal information and your money.  There are steps you can take to help protect yourself, like keeping your computer software up-to-date and not giving out any of your personal information.

Click here for more information.

What You Can Do to Fend Off Hackers

Mobile Banking

Online Banking Fraud Prevention Information

Partnering For Online Security 

Internet Fraud Scams

There are unique risks associated with children online. For more information, visit the links below.

Keeping Children Safe Online

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Tips

Dealing with Cyberbullies

Talking with Kids About Being Online

Buying Internet-Connected Smart Toys

Back to School: Online Safety

Debit Card ATM Card Fraud

"What happens if my card was part of a security breach?" 

Click here for security breach details

Prevention Tips

Click here for information on ATM/Credit Card Skimmers

ATM Safety

*If you're planning a trip out-of-state or abroad, it is important to let Commercial Bank know of our travel plans.  The most important reason to keep our team informed is to avoid interruptions in debit card services during your travel.  If you are planning a trip, please call 800-547-8531 during our normal business hours.
 

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