Security Alerts

Please read the latest warnings on fraudulent and suspicious activities below. For immediate alerts and text messages, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bankofannarbor.

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end - January 14th

After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. If you currently operate on a Windows 7 unit, your computer will still function, but Microsoft will no longer provide important tasks such as technical support, software update or security fixes.

For more information on how to keep your computer safe, check out the Microsoft website.

Getting bombarded by scam calls? You're not alone.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) scam is the number one scam reported to the FTC right now.

As soon as a caller threatens you, or demands you pay them with a gift card or by wiring money. It's a scam. Even if the caller ID tells you otherwise.

Learn more from the FTC

Tips for holiday gift card shopping

Gift cards are one quick way to get through your last-minute holiday shopping list. But before you give (and get) gift cards, here are a few things you need to know.

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Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

When shopping online during the holiday season-or any time of year-always be wary of deals that seem too good to be true, and do your part to avoid becoming a scammer's next victim.

Learn more from the FBI

What you can do to fend off hackers

Your personal information is valuable. That's why hackers try to steal it. This year, for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we've got tips to help you keep your personal information from ending up in the hands of a hacker.

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Stay alert for Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

Have you recently participated in the following events?

  • Been a mystery shopper, purchasing gift cards
  • Wrapped your vehicle in advertising
  • Purchased a big-ticket item online (motorcycle, 4-wheeler, etc.)

If so, you may be the target of a counterfeit cashier's check! Please stay alert to these threats. Contact your local police agency as soon as possible for further investigation and assistance.

Self-defense against scams

To everyone who hangs up on unwanted calls, learns about the latest scams, and checks with friends about suspicious offers: good news! People who did all those things were less likely to lose money to a scam than people who didn't...

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Safe Online Surfing Challenge Opens

The FBI's Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge, which had record participation in 2018-2019, is reopening for the start of the new school year to help students navigate the web securely.

Learn more at the FBI

Worshipers targeted by gift card scam

We're seeing a new spin on gift card scams. This time, scammers are pretending to be a pastor, rabbi, priest, imam, or bishop. They're asking worshipers for gift card contributions for a worthy cause. Appeals are often made by email, but we've heard people are also getting texts and phone calls, too.

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Update your software now

We secure our valuables - our wallets, keys, and homes. We know that, if left unsecured, they can easily be a target for criminals. So it makes sense to think the same way about the information stored on all our devices.

Learn more at the FTC