Stay Alert | Phone Call Scams

Did you know that according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), phone call scams have targeted nearly 200,000 people in 2023 alone? Every day, regular people like you lose their hard-earned money to scammers. Phone scams are on the rise — even locally, and it can happen to you.

At Stillman Bank, we’re committed to safeguarding your personal information. If you receive a phone call from someone saying they are from Stillman Bank and they start asking you questions about your personal information, STOP! Hang up and call us directly at one of our six office locations.

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Get Scam Smart

Stay safe from phone call scams with these four tips from the American Bankers Association:

  • Watch out for a sense of urgency
    Scammers count on getting you to act before you think, usually by including a threat.  Banks never will. A scammer might say “Act now or your account will be closed,” or even “We’ve detected suspicious activity on your account” — don’t give in to the pressure.
  • Never give sensitive information
    Never share sensitive information like your bank password, PIN, or a one-time login code with someone who calls you unexpectedly — even if they say they’re from your bank. Banks may need to verify personal information if you call them, but never the other way around.
  • Don’t rely on Caller ID
    Scammers can make any number or name appear on your caller ID. Even if your phone shows it’s your bank calling, it could be anyone. Always be wary of incoming calls.
  • Hang up — even if it sounds legit
    Whether it’s a scammer impersonating your bank or a real call, stay safe by ending unexpected call and dialing the number for your bank directly.

Always remember, if you call us, we may ask for certain information to verify your identity. However, if we ever contact you, we will NOT ask for sensitive details like your Social Security Number. Stay vigilant and always prioritize your security. If you have any concerns, please reach out to us directly.

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Additional Resources

Don’t fall for fake — learn how to spot phone calls with these additional resources.

Phone Call Scams | Banks Never Ask That (PDF)

Stop Those Phone Call Scams | SANS Security Awareness (PDF)

Vishing – Phone Call Attacks and Scams | SANS Security Awareness (PDF)