Alerts

Consumer Alerts

Century Bank continually makes investments in state-of-the-art online banking security to ensure we protect the confidentiality of every customer's online information and to provide the utmost security of every user.

Equifax Customer Information Breach

Equifax, a consumer credit reporting agency, has reported that some of its data has been breached. Because Equifax is used by many businesses which conduct credit checks, the potential impact is huge. Equifax is used by landlords, utility companies, potential employers as well as lenders to verify credit histories. Equifax has reported that this cyber breach has the potential to touch more than 140 million consumers. We do not know if any of our customers data has been compromised as a result of this breach, but we want to make sure that you are aware. You can confirm whether you are at risk by going to this website, https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ and by watching for information from Equifax.


E-mails fraudulently claiming to be from the FDIC

To:
Chief Executive Officer (also of interest to Security Officer)
Subject:
Consumer Alert
Summary:
E-mails fraudulently claiming to be from the FDIC are attempting to get recipients to click on a link, which may ask them to provide sensitive personal information. These e-mails falsely indicate that FDIC deposit insurance is suspended until the requested customer information is provided.
Distribution:
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
Note:
Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports from consumers who received an e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC. The e-mail informs the recipient that "in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, federal, state and local governments…" the FDIC has withdrawn deposit insurance from the recipient's account "due to account activity that violates the Patriot Act." It further states deposit insurance will remain suspended until identity and account information can be verified using a system called "IDVerify." If consumers go to the link provided in the e-mail, it is suspected they will be asked for personal or confidential information, or malicious software may be loaded onto the recipient's computer.

This e-mail is fraudulent. It was not sent by the FDIC. It is an attempt to obtain personal information from consumers. Financial institutions and consumers should NOT access the link provided within the body of the e-mail and should NOT under any circumstances provide any personal information through this media.

The FDIC is attempting to identify the source of the e-mails and disrupt the transmission. Until this is achieved, consumers are asked to report any similar attempts to obtain this information to the FDIC by sending information to alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's website. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit the FDIC's website.


Sandra L. Thompson, Director
FDIC: Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection


For Scam Alerts from the Attorney General of Kentucky please visit link: http://ag.ky.gov/scams/Pages/default.aspx