Avoiding Phishing Scams
Avoiding phishing scams
Learn how to identify emails that deceive you into giving your confidential information to fraudsters.
[MUSIC PLAYING] What is phishing? Bad guys posing as a trusted source, like BB&T, trying to trick you into giving up personal information to steal your money, identity or both. Phishing comes via text or email and generally appears to be time sensitive or urgent. At BB&T, we'll never ask for your personal information by text or email. Don't take the bait
Looks legit. Wait. That's odd. If you get an email from BB&T that just feels or looks wrong, call us or you can always visit BB&T's site or app versus clicking on any potentially harmful link. How do I get rid of this suspicious email? Oh, yeah, I need to report it. Remember, the bad guys are smart using tactics that can fool us all.
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Don't do it.
I got caught. What now?
Make sure you have up to date virus protection software. And call us if you think your account may be in danger. If your BB&T accounts are ever compromised, we're here to help minimize the impact and help you stay afloat. Visit Security Central on BBT.com for more information on how you can protect yourself against scams, cyber threats and identity theft.
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