Consumer Alert: Digital Platform Account Take Over Fraud Scheme

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Digital Platform Account Takeover Fraud Scheme

The fraudsters are at it again. There is another new scheme out there targeting the Dual Factor Authentication (DFA) set up on consumer financial accounts.

Watch this short video to learn more about this latest scheme so you can educate your accountholders on how to keep their financial information safe. Feel free to share this video!

Keeping Your Information Secure From Fraudulent Activity

TO PROTECT OUR ACCOUNT HOLDERS FROM FRAUD AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION, WE ASK THAT YOU READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK OUR STAFF ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

Con artists are very good at what they do. They are friendly, convincing and they want your money. If any of the situations below apply to you, please let us assist you by informing us immediately.

 

Have you been contacted by someone who?

  • Claims to have found money that they will share with you if you them a “good faith” payment?
  • Claims to be with a law enforcement or financial institution regulatory agency that wants your help investigating fraud?
  • Claims to be a city inspector or employee that has found code violations or repairs that are necessary to your home or property or insists that you owe money for a service?
  • Claims that a recently deceased spouse made a large purchase before their death and now you are obligated to pay for it?
  • Has asked you to send money in order to claim a much larger prize or much larger amount of money?

 

Are you being pressured to?

  • Give someone money?
  • Transfer title to your home, property or other asset?
  • Make someone a joint account holder on one or more of your accounts?
  • Make someone power of attorney?

 

 

It doesn’t matter if the person pressuring or threatening you is a stranger or known to you, it may be illegal to do any of the above. If you are over 60, and any of the above situations apply to you, you may be a victim of elder abuse. Please let us know so we may assist you, or you may call the Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-844-880-1574 or for other questions you may contact DHS Adult Protection at dhs.adultprotection@state.mn.us.

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