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Security alerts increase awareness of fraudulent activities you may encounter to equip you with the knowledge needed to help protect your accounts.

Our last five Security Alerts are listed below.


Be aware of many Ransomware infections reported

05/2017 - The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has received multiple reports of “WannaCry” ransomware infections in many countries around the world. Some of the observed attacks use common phishing tactics including malicious attachments.


Be aware of Phishing and SMiShing scams appearing to come from KeyBank

02/2017 - Instances of fraud in the form of email and telephone phishing, and SMiShing (text phishing) scams have been reported recently. All KeyBank and former First Niagara clients should be aware of the types of phishing scams that may be perpetuated during this time to help avoid becoming a victim.


Louisiana Flood Disaster Scams

08/2016 - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on scams that cite the recent flood disaster in Louisiana.


Phony Text Messages Appearing to Come from Key

06/2016 - Reports indicate that Key clients and consumers are receiving suspicious text messages (a.k.a. SMiShing) claiming to be from Key asking for personal information to unlock their accounts.


Official-Sounding Calls About an “Email Hack”

04/2016 - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on a new twist to the tech-support themed telephone scams.


The information and recommendations contained here have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable and represent the best current opinion on the subject. No warranty, express or implied by KeyBank, is made as to the absolute correctness or sufficiency of the information contained. This is meant as general information only; particular situations may require additional actions.

This document is designed to provide general information only and is not comprehensive nor is it legal advice. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. KeyBank does not make any warranties regarding the results obtained from the use of this information.

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