Keeping your information secure and confidential is paramount at Whidbey Island Bank.
Keeping your information secure also means providing you with up-to-date information on the different criminal activities that could impact you by way of local scams and/or Internet fraud. After all, when you know what criminals are doing, you can protect yourself from these scams.
For example, if you can answer yes to any of the following -- you could be a scam victim.
- Have you been asked to confirm or provide account information?
- Did you receive a check for something sold on the Internet?
- Was the check payable for MORE than what the item's sale price?
- Did the check arrive by express mail?
- Is the check drawn on a name that's different from the person's name who purchased the item?
- Did you receive a winning lottery notice -- and you didn't enter the lottery?
- Did the check come with instructions to wire funds to a foreign country or large US city?
- Are you receiving a percentage of the check for cashing it?
Remember, a legitimate bank or government agency will not ask you to provide them with account details; they already have the account information. And, if sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You are your best protection against fraud. Be careful of your surroundings and the information you provide to people.
For more information, please go the following websites. There's a wealth of information available to help you learn about online scams and fraud.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our
Customer Call Center at 888-642-2265.
Also, to report a stolen or lost ATM/Check card please call 866-546-8273.