Phishing attacks may take on a variety of different forms. In the classic "phishing" attack a virtual trap is set by cyber thieves that use official-looking e-mails to lure you to fake websites and trick you into revealing your nonpublic information. Another form of "phishing" is when you receive an official-looking email and are requested to click on a link to download a file or report. Once you click the link malicious software called "malware" is instantly installed on your PC. The malware is then able to detect and steal your authentication credentials which can be used to log-in into your online banking account(s).
Thus, Amalgamated Bank would like to take this opportunity to remind you to follow best practices for online security some of which are outlined below:
Contact us as soon as you can if you are receiving suspicious e-mails purportedly coming from Amalgamated Bank.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has released an on-line multimedia educational tool to assist you in protecting yourself from identity thieves. The presentation features valuable tips to safeguard your computer and personal information and it provides guidelines on the action to be taken if your personal information has been compromised.