Fraud Alert Notices

Fraudulent Emails From Your Supplier

August 13, 2013

Businesses are reporting receiving fraudulent emails from their established supplier asking for a wire transfer for payment.
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Fraudulent Emails Claim to be From NACHA

October 19, 2012

Columbia Bank has received reports of fraudulent emails that have the appearance of being sent from NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association.
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Online Ad Targets Columbia Customers

June 18, 2012

We would like to alert customers to a misleading online advertisement that gives the appearance of being sponsored by Columbia Bank.
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Fraudulent "FDIC Notification" E-Mails with Attachment

September 1, 2011

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of fraudulent e-mails that appear to be from the FDIC and contain an infected attachment.
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Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks drawn on Columbia Bank reported

March 16, 2011

Columbia State Bank, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the institution’s name are in circulation.
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E-mail Scam Targets Columbia Bank and Secretary of the Treasury

March 10, 2011

A fraudulent e-mail communication targeting Columbia Bank and the US Department of Treasury was uncovered on 3-10-11.
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Junk Mail Alert

December 22, 2010

Columbia Bank customers have reported a misleading letter regarding a refinance offer for mortgage loans at "Columbia St Bk".
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Online Banking Phishing Warning

November 14, 2010

Our Online Services division has experienced an increased number of reported phishing attempts targeting users.
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Attorney Email/Check Scam

November 3, 2010

Columbia Bank has been made aware of a fraud scheme directly targeting attorneys.
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New e-mail Computer Virus Alert

September 9, 2010

As reported in the national media, September 9, 2010, an email-borne computer virus circulated among major organizations worldwide.
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Automated Bank Calls on Cell Phones

August 20, 2010

Bank cardholders are being contacted by cell phone using various spoofed numbers, and pre-recorded messages stating that they are calling from your bank.
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NACHA Phishing Alert E-mail Claiming to be from NACHA

July 22, 2010

The Electronic Payments Association has received reports that individuals and/or companies have received a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of having been sent from NACHA.
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Foreign Letter Scam

June 7, 2010

Also known as the "Nigerian Letter Scam," due to the high quantity of letters and calls reportedly emanating from that country.
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E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC.
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New Email Phishing Scam Using Visa Business News Format Visa would like to alert clients to the latest phishing email scam which purports to come from Visa. The fraudulent email uses Visa Business News format and talks about Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES) Mandates
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