Security Alerts

Looking out for our clients.

To help you better protect your financial accounts, KeyBank regularly shares alerts on widespread fraud activities. Check back often to keep tabs on the latest cybersecurity issues you may encounter.

Be aware of increased risk of fraudulent links during the holiday season.

Unfortunately, during the holiday season instead of spreading joy, fraudsters use digital shopping against us. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. You should not buy items from unknown sites and instead purchase from known vendors.

Be Aware of a Rise in Fraud for Unemployment Benefits.

Unemployment fraud has become more prevalent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In these latest scams, fraudsters use phishing emails and other social engineering tricks to gain personal information from victims.

Beware of Calls Appearing to Come from Your Bank

Scammers are impersonating bank call center and fraud departments to trick victims into thinking that their actual bank is calling them. Then, the scammers ask for personal data and use it to access victims’ online banking accounts.

COVID-19 Causing Increase in Scams, FBI Warns. Here’s What You Should Know.

Government agencies including the FBI are warning that fraudsters are creating new scams based on the pandemic and the recent announcement of the stimulus payments.

Beware of SMiShing (phishing text messages) Appearing to Come from KeyBank

Other peer banks are experiencing a campaign targeting clients and non-clients who are receiving suspicious text messages (a.k.a. SMiShing) claiming to be from that bank. These text messages are not from the bank and should not be trusted.

New Type of Digital Fraud on the Rise; Keep Your Personal Information Safe from “Credential Stuffing.”

In a credential stuffing attack, criminals harvest lists of legitimate user credentials that have been compiled from previous data breaches and attempt to use them to gain access to accounts at financial institutions and other service providers. Fraudsters are very aware that users have a tendency to re-use credentials across multiple websites.