With new technology and advanced malware available to them, cyber criminals continue to target banks and their customers. The latest scam involves criminals using phony emails disguised as legitimate requests from vendors or other parties seeking to initiate wire transfers overseas.
If you receive an e-mail or fax with a wire transfer request from a vendor or other third parties, we encourage you to follow up with the vendor/company to verify the request.
Please DO NOT initiate any wire transfers based on third-party emails without verifying the legitimacy of the email request. Clients should call the vendor/company directly to confirm the request is legitimate.
If you feel you have been a victim of fraud, or that you've received a fraudulent wire request, the FBI encourages you to contact your local FBI field office or file a complaint online.
To locate your nearest FBI Field Office.
The FDIC Money Smart Program is designed to boost your financial skills. You can explore Money Smart resources, as they are available 24/7.
These tools are free of charge and available for all, so remember to share the tools with your family and friends.
Please note: City National Bank of Florida does not offer tax, legal or accounting advice
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