Corporate logos that could be official, but seem a little off. Phone requests asking for your personal account information. Text messages that ask you to call an international number. If all of these seem a little fishy, that's because they are likely phishing attempts. Learn about what phishing is and how to avoid the bait here.
"Phishing" is a term that is used to describe one of the fastest growing types of online fraud. It typically involves a bogus email message that uses legitimate materials, such as a company's graphics or logos, to entice recipients of the email to provide personal financial information, such as credit card and social security numbers. Columbia Bank will never ask for your personal financial information via email. If you receive such a request, ignore it and contact us immediately.
Knowing the methods and warning signs of a phishing scam is the most effective way to ensure you don’t get phished! Here are several of the most common red flags that you are being phished:
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