Banks of all sizes across the nation are reporting new kinds of fraudulent scams. Below is information to inform you of these scams and help you prepare if you are contacted.
Impersonators may try to contact you, claiming to represent Dakota Prairie Bank, or perhaps another business you’re familiar with. In some cases, this incoming call may appear to be credible, with the business name registering on your display. Seeing a business name register like this on your device can be convincing, as opposed to a generic unknown number. However, this is part of the intended scam. Scammers can pretend to be legitimate, but please be sure to guard your personal information…
- Be cautious of any call, text, or email asking for personal information — even if it appears to be credible
- Dakota Prairie Bank will not call you and ask for your username, password, pin or other credential details
- Don’t engage with anyone trying to initiate a transaction to “refund” you “owed money” using wire transfer, gift card or Zelle® (This includes giving you a paper check to deposit and asking you to only return a small portion of the money)
- Don’t allow remote access to your computer unless you initiated the call to a known service provider
- If you do engage, contact the business using a trusted phone number
The Federal Trade Commission offers many free resources to help consumers with Privacy, Identity and Online Security. Please follow the link below to learn more about protecting yourself.