North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. takes the security of your accounts and personal information very seriously. The Federal Trade Commission has warned consumers about "phishing" scams that use fraudulent emails, pop-up advertisements and phony websites to trick people into providing confidential personal information.
In a common phishing scam, individuals receive email messages that appear to come from the bank. These messages may look authentic and may even include the bank's logo. These messages usually describe a situation that requires immediate action and state that your accounts may be terminated unless you verify your account information immediately by clicking on a provided link.
This kind of fraudulent email activity is increasing. Many of these messages contain viruses known as "Trojan Horse" programs, which are designed to record your keystrokes. These emails can also direct you to a counterfeit website that appears to be genuine.