Fraud Awareness

Fraud is defined as an intentional deception, misappropriation of resources or the manipulation of data to the advantage or disadvantage of a person or entity. Some examples of fraud include:

  • ATM/Debit/Credit card fraud
  • Check fraud (Lottery Scam, Work at Home Scam, etc)
  • Counterfeit currency
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery of documents or signatures
  • Identity theft
  • Investment frauds, such as Ponzi schemes and Pyramid schemes
  • Malware
  • Phishing
  • Securities frauds such as pump and dump
  • Tax fraud, not reporting revenue or illegally avoiding taxes (tax evasion)
  • Wire fraud

Preventing Fraud

For more information about various types of fraud and for tips on how to protect you from becoming a victim of fraud, visit one of the websites below:

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
United States Secret Service-Financial Crimes Division
National Fraud Information Center
Check Fraud
FDIC-Consumer Protection

 

Reporting Fraud

If you suspect identity theft or fraud involving any of your East Boston Savings Banks accounts, including your ATM or debit card, please notify us immediately. Call 1-800-657-3272 or visit your nearest branch.