The Bank of Northern Michigan is committed to providing a safe and secure banking environment for its clients. As internet scams continue to rise, we are dedicated to safeguarding your financial information entrusted with us. In the section below, we have outlined the most recent fraudulent schemes that can help you become aware of such attempts. Please find links to past years' scam alerts archived to the right.
July 20, 2015; August 18, 2015; October 1, 2015
Fraudulent MasterCard Alert
We have been advised that some of our clients have received fraudulent telephone calls regarding their “MasterCard”.
Details of the fraudulent telephone calls are as follows:
Unsuspecting clients are receiving telephone calls claiming to be from MasterCard.
The client may be asked to call a telephone number and provide personal or financial information.
If a voice mail is left for you, you will be asked to call (617) 714-0977.
NOTE: It may be possible for more than one telephone number to be involved in this scam
If you receive a call of this nature and are asked to provide personal or financial information, we highly recommend you end the call immediately. We will never ask our clients to provide confidential information.
If there were a true issue with your Debit Card, the Fraud Department would contact you with the issue and give you a case number. They would not ask you to enter your card or account number.
The Bank of Holland’s enhanced, multi-layered security platforms will continue to keep your personal and financial information secure; however, if you have responded to the call and provided any of your personal or financial information, please contact a Client Service Representative immediately.
February 6, 2015
Automated Call Scam:
In the event you receive a telephone call or voicemail informing you of an issue with your MasterCard and you are asked for your card or account number, please do not respond to the request. This is a Phishing Scam and was not initiated by The Bank of Northern Michigan.
If there were a true issue with your MasterCard, the Fraud Department would contact you with the issue and provide a case number. They would not ask you to enter your card or account number.
October 7, 2013
Phishing Email Alert:
A new phishing email is circulating, claiming to be from WellsFargo. The email may contain an attachment. If you have received an email like this, please delete the message immediately. See the message below as an example of what this email may look like.
From: Sharron_Skinner@wellsfargo.com [mailto:Sharron_Skinner@wellsfargo.com]
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 2:59 PM
Subject: Documents – WellsFargo
Please review attached files.
Wells Fargo Advisors
Investments in securities and insurance products are:
NOT FDIC-INSURED/NO BANK-GUARANTEES/MAY LOSE VALUE
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC is a nonbank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company, Member FINRA/SIPC. 1 North Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63103
CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: The contents of this message, including any attachments, are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the person or entity to whom the message was addressed. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please be advised that any dissemination, distribution, or use of the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender. Please also permanently delete all copies of the original message and any attached documentation. Thank you.
August 12, 2013
Mail Scam Alert:
A new mail scam is circulating that targets corporations. LARA has alerted Michigan businesses of a scheme collecting $125 fee to prepare annual minutes. Please take a moment to read the linked article from the State’s website, http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-53480_53484-295672--,00.html.
March 22, 2013
Phishing Email Alert
Several clients, as well as employees within the corporation, have received an email where the subject line states their “ACH file has been done with errors”. Please understand these email messages are not coming from our Bank.
Data Processing Service [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:58 AM
ACH file ID "542.856" has been done with errors
We have successfully complete ACH file 'ACH2013-03-20-2.txt' (id '542.856') submitted by user 'XXXXXXX' (Client Name) on '2013-03-20 3:13:02.0'.
Item count: 65
Total debits: $ (All different dollar amounts)
Total credits: $(Same as above)
For addidional details XXXXXXXXXX (link)
March 11, 2013
Automated Call Scam Alert
In the event you receive a telephone call stating your debit card has been deactivated, please do not respond to the request. This is not a call initiated by The Bank of Northern Michigan.