Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks Bearing the Name “The Bank of Glen Burnie” are Reportedly in Circulation
The Bank of Glen Burnie, located in Glen Burnie, Maryland, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier’s checks bearing the institution’s name are in circulation. The information has also been shared with the Maryland Commission of Financial Regulation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Keeping your personal information safe and secure is a top priority at The Bank of Glen Burnie®.
Protect Yourself from Spoofing
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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.
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