As your personal finance champion, we want to help you avoid falling victim to scams and fraudulent transactions. You must never share your banking information, credit or loan account information, or your personal information, such as your date of birth or social security number, with anyone over SMS, phone, or email without first validating their identity.
If you receive a request by a bank or institution to verify your identity (such as a verification code) and you didn’t initiate a request with that organization, like a password reset, don’t provide that information to anyone and contact customer service right away.
Scammers are getting more creative every day, so we encourage you to learn how you can identify a scam and protect yourself. If you are the victim of a scam, learn about steps you can take if you have paid a scammer or provided a scammer your personal information.
Your financial and personal safety are important, so remember to be vigilant and verify!