Our parents were right: Safety first. Especially when it comes to financial information. Fortunately we’ve got all the measures in place to keep your funds safe and secure, and plenty of helpful tips to share.
Here’s how you can protect yourself from financial and identity theft.
Some area residents have received suspicious texts that appear to be from Dedham Savings. Remember that sender info can be faked. If you receive a suspicious text that appears to be from Dedham Savings, do not respond. Instead, call the Bank directly at 781-329-6700. Read on to learn more about Smishing.
Smishing is a mashup of SMS – for “short message service.” A typical smishing scam message may seem like it’s from a bank and may include a link or phone number to bait you into clicking or calling. Don’t take the bait! Follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim of Smishing:
- Never click links, reply to text messages or call numbers you don’t recognize.
- Do not respond, even if the message requests that you “text STOP” to end messages.
- Delete all suspicious texts.
- Make sure your smart device operating system and security apps are updated to the latest version.
- Consider installing anti-malware software on your device for added security.
If you think you’ve been the victim of a smishing scam, you can file a complaint with the FCC.
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