Keeping your money safe and secure is partly about vigilance and knowing how to spot a scammer. Today, we will outline one of the ways fraudsters attempt to take your money; phishing.  How phishing works Fraudsters pose as FirstBank employees to send emails and text messages to customers requesting a Zelle transaction be verified on… Read More


Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a cybercrime scam where an imposter attempts to access critical business information or request payment in order to defraud a company. Cybercriminals send emails that appear as though it is coming from a vendor, trusted business partner, or a trusted source within the company. BEC Examples The following are common… Read More


Shopping trends are changing, and a record number of consumers are making their purchases online. As more people turn to tech for their shopping needs, the scammers are quickly following suit. A 2021 TransUnion survey found that digital fraud attempts in the U.S. rose 17.1 percent from the same time the previous year. That means millions of… Read More


Sporting lovable personalities and a willingness to show unconditional love and loyalty, it’s no wonder dogs are a human’s best friend. Unfortunately, fraudsters know this too, and they use a variety of tactics to take advantage of unsuspecting dog lovers looking to purchase a pooch. However, you can avoid scams by following these basic guidelines.… Read More


Con personalidades adorables y la voluntad de mostrar amor incondicional y lealtad, no es de extrañar que los perros sean el mejor amigo del humano. Desafortunadamente, los estafadores también lo saben, y usan una variedad de tácticas para aprovecharse de los amantes de los perros desprevenidos que buscan comprar un perrito. Sin embargo, puede evitar… Read More


Unfortunately, when disaster strikes, criminals often use tragedies to exploit those who want to help. Donation fraud can happen at any time and has become even easier to commit because of current technology. With the Marshall and Middle Fork fires in Colorado, FirstBank is here to help protect you from scammers who want to take… Read More


Every day, thousands of people fall victim to phishing scams —fraudulent emails, texts, and calls from scammers. The Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $1.9 billion to these phishing schemes and other fraud in 2019 — and the ongoing pandemic has only increased the threat. Moreover, the online shopping surge during the… Read More


The banking industry has recently seen an increase in attempted check fraud, and FirstBank is dedicated to helping our customers prevent these types of attacks. No matter the size, location, or industry, any company can fall victim. There are several tactics to effectively avoid fraud, but it can be overwhelming when you don’t know what… Read More


Recientemente, el sector bancario ha notado un aumento en los intentos de fraude con cheques y FirstBank está comprometido a ayudar a nuestros clientes a prevenir este tipo de ataques. Cualquier empresa, sin importar su tamaño, ubicación o industria, puede ser víctima de fraude. Hay varias tácticas para evitar el fraude eficazmente, pero puede resultar… Read More


Los adultos mayores son abuelos, vecinos, amigos y miembros respetados de nuestra sociedad. Lamentablemente, también son los más vulnerables al abuso financiero. Según el Consejo Nacional sobre el Envejecimiento (National Council on Aging, NCOA), hasta cinco millones de adultos mayores experimentan algún tipo de abuso financiero, lo que le cuesta a los estadounidenses de edad… Read More