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


Millennials are widely — and correctly — regarded as tech-savvy, digital enthusiasts. But when it comes to e-commerce, the surprising truth is that millennials are 25% more likely to report losing money to fraud than people over the age of 40, according to the FTC. Analysts have suggested that traits unique to the millennial generation… Read More


You take precautions to avoid card fraud. You’re careful where you shop online, you filter out robocalls and you use cash when you can. But did you know that something as simple as getting gas may leave you vulnerable to skimming? What is skimming? Skimming is a kind of fraud where fraudsters use a device… Read More


The unfortunate reality is that fraud can happen to anyone. How you, and your financial institution, respond is crucial. Take a look at this testimonial from a FirstBank customer who received a fraudulent phishing email from an individual posing as a customer service representative. The scammer began by notifying them of an attempted fraudulent purchase on… Read More


Shopping is increasingly done online, and unfortunately fraud has followed suit. According to national credit reporting agency, TransUnion, suspected eCommerce fraud increased by 12 percent during the first month of the COVID pandemic. Luckily, we’re here to offer some helpful advice that can help protect you from becoming a victim. More online transactions can make… Read More


La estafa La pandemia ha hecho que las solicitudes de beneficios por desempleo alcancen niveles récord, lo que también ha generado un aumento del fraude de seguro por desempleo. Los estafadores se hacen pasar por sus víctimas y utilizan identidades robadas para presentar reclamos fraudulentos de seguro por desempleo en línea. Según el FBI (página… Read More


The Scam The pandemic has caused unemployment claims to sustain record levels, which has also led to an increase in unemployment insurance fraud. Scammers are posing as their victims and using stolen identities to submit fraudulent unemployment insurance claims online. According to the FBI, fraudsters are obtaining personal information from phishing schemes, cold calling victims,… Read More