Information Security Alerts
Check below for more information on recent security alerts and scams.
- COVID Related Text Scam (Nov 2020)
Security Summit partners warn taxpayers of new COVID-related text scam.
Please visit www.irs.gov/newsroom to learn more..
Please remember: The IRS does not send unsolicited texts or emails. Be cautious when receiving unsolicited text messages or emails, even from widely-known organizations.
If you believe you have been affected by this type of scam, please contact the Mechanics Bank Information Security Department at 419-524-0831.
Are You Getting Scammed?
Are you cashing or depositing a check for any of these reasons:
- Someone is requesting you send a portion of the money back?
- Something of which you had no previous knowledge (e.g., winning a lottery you never entered, proceeds from a loan you don’t remember)?
- Work-at-home program?
Have you been asked to:
- Return some of the check proceeds (including wire transfers, money orders, gift cards, etc.)?
- Provide online banking login credentials?
- Wire, Western Union, or Money Gram some of the funds to someone?
- Send money overseas?
- Change wire instructions at the last minute?
- Pay money to receive an inheritance?
- Withdraw a large sum of money by someone you don’t know, for any reason?
Have you responded to an email requesting you to:
- Confirm, update, or provide your account information?
If you answered “YES” to any of the above, you may be getting scammed and we may be able to help. Talk to a Mechanics Bank employee today.
For more information, please contact the Mechanics Bank Information Security Department at 419-524-0831.