Customer Awareness Program

FDIC Consumer News - Summer 2017

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers 

The FDIC often hears from bank customers who believe they may be the victims of financial fraud or theft, and our staff members provide information on where and how to report suspicious activity. To help further, FDIC Consumer News includes crime prevention tips in practically every issue. As part of that coverage, we feature here a list of 10 scams that you should be aware of, plus key defenses to remember.

1. Government “imposter” frauds 

2. Debt collection scams

3. Fraudulent job offers

4. “Phishing” emails

5. Mortgage foreclosure rescue scams

6. Lottery scams

7. Elder frauds

8. Overpayment scams

9. "Ransomware"

10. Jury duty scams

These fraudsters are getting more & more creative every single day. Stay informed to stay protected! For more details on each of these commonly used scams, how to identify them, and how to avoid them, please visit the FDIC's full report.

Here are some good practices to help you stay protected year-round: 

Do NOT share your personal information with unknown sources.

Do NOT respond to text solicitations. 

Do NOT click links on social networking sites. 

It IS okay to hang up the phone.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably ISN'T true.

Remember that Ozona Bank will never request identifying information, account information, or Online Banking password information via email. If you have any questions regarding the validity of a phone call or email requesting account information, please call Ozona Bank Customer Service prior to responding to the request for information.

  1. Main Office (Ozona): 325 - 392 - 1312
  2. Wimberley: 512 - 847 - 8200
  3. San Marcos: 512 - 754 - 2600
  4. San Antonio:  210 - 319 - 3500

Other resources regarding types of fraud, prevention, and reporting:

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) - a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Identity Theft & Fraud Web Site 

Anti-Phishing Working Group - The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is a non-profit global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating fraud, crime, and identity theft that results from phishing,pharming, malware and email spoofing of all types.

STOPFRAUD.GOV – The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Federal Trade Commission TC Consumer & Privacy Resources 


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