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Important Security Alert

CenterState Bank customers have been contacted by individuals calling in regards to debit card transaction activity. The individuals sound legitimate and may appear to be calling from a CenterState Bank telephone number; however, you will know the caller is not legitimate if they ask you for your debit card pin.

CenterState Bank personnel would never ask you for your debit card number, CVV code or pin.

Customers are also receiving text messages from unfamiliar numbers telling them to call a number to address an urgent issue with their debit card. We would not ask you to provide your debit card number over the phone in order to reactivate your card. An example of what this fraudulent text message might look like is pictured to the right.

If you should receive a suspicious telephone call or text message, please call CenterState’s Customer Care group at 855-863-2265 or contact your local branch.

Text message fraud scam

 

It’s that time of the year again, tax season! The IRS and NCCIC recommend taxpayers to prepare for heightened risk during the tax season when it comes to phishing emails and identity theft. We want to help you stay vigilant and remain alert with these tips:

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 28 to February 1 for 2019

Understand how the IRS communicates with taxpayers:

  • IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media
  • The official website for the IRS is www.irs.gov

Report scams of IRS impersonation to phishing@irs.gov:

  • File a report with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the police

Minimize  your risk of being a victim:

  • Do business with reputable companies
  • Be careful what information you publicize
  • Be aware of your account activity

Stop. Think. Connect.
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. The Stop.Think.Connect Toolkit provides resources for  all segments of the community and is a campaign by the Department of Homeland Security.

Mobile Device Security

Mobile devices enable people to get online wherever they are and are extremely useful and convenient. It is important to understand how to protect yourself when connecting on the go.

Parenting in Cyber Age

Parenting looks different in the cyber age and with internet access readily available. Chat with your kids on appropriate usage of social media sites and internet usage.

Small Business Security

U.S. Small Business Administration

Cybersecurity is critical to any business, no matter how big or small. Many times, business leaders do not know where to begin given the complexity and the scope of a Cybersecurity issue. The Small Business Administration provides tools and resources to equip businesses leaders.

Scams and Email Awareness

Every time we connect to the Internet—whether that is at home, work, or school—we make decisions that affect our cybersecurity. It is important to be aware of potential scams that may arise.


Homeland Security Website

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