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Remember, if it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

Be Fraud Smart!

Help keep your online and offline transactions secure by identifying common scams, reviewing fraud tips, and protecting your identity. 

STAY AHEAD OF THE FRAUDSTERS BY KNOWING THESE COMMONS SCAMS

Shopping Scam - You're asked to wire money or load a prepaid/gift card to pay for items won or ordered online.

Government Agent Impersonator Scam - A call or message impersonating a government agent (IRS or FBI) instructing you to wire money immediately to avoid fines or jail time.

Online Romance Scam - You are asked to wire money or load a prepaid/gift card to pay for travel or support expenses from someone pretending to be in a relationship with you. 

Lottery/Sweepstakes/Inheritance Scam - You receive an email saying you won the lottery, sweepstakes, inheritance, or some other valuable prize. To claim, you are asked to wire money or load a prepaid/gift card to receive funds.

Person in Need Scam - A call or message says a friend or loved one needs money. You are asked to wire money or load a prepaid/gift card to help.  

Charity Scam - An individual impersonates a charitable organization and requests a wire transfer or to load a prepaid/gift card for donations.  

TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FRAUD

KEEP THESE WEBSITES AND PHONE NUMBERS HANDY

Equifax

www.equifax.com| 888.548.7878

Transunion

www.transunion.com| 800.916.8800

Experian

www.experian.com| 888.397.3742

Federal Trade Commission

www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov| 877.FTC.HELP (877.382.4357)

or TTY 866.653.4261

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint | 855.411.2372

Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Chicago

www.bbb.org | 312.832.0500

Your safety is our priority and something Byron Bank takes seriously. We are continually taking steps to protect our customers and keep our staff educated. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.