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Protect Yourself from Phishing

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“Phishing” is a term that is used to describe one of the fastest growing types of online fraud. Phishing involves someone impersonating your bank or another trustworthy entity through electronic communications such as emails, text messages or instant messages. These emails may look like official Bank of Glen Burnie correspondence and often attempt to trick you into visiting a fake website and providing your personal account information which can then be used to commit identity theft. These emails may also ask you to call a phone number and provide account information.

The Bank of Glen Burnie would like to let our customers know that we will never ask for personal information or financial information, such as social security or account numbers in an e-mail message. If you receive a suspicious email that appears to be from The Bank of Glen Burnie that requests this type of information, do not respond and notify us immediately.

Legitimate emails never attempt to gain access to your personal information, but phishing emails usually ask you to enter some type of personal information. It is important to protect yourself from phishing scammers. If you encounter a suspicious email or website that claims to be from The Bank of Glen Burnie, do not respond or click any links within the email or website.