Also called phishing, occurs when large numbers of recipients are sent email messages referencing a well-known bank or retailer, without the knowledge of the recipient's relationship to that company.
Platte Valley Bank will never send you an email requesting sensitive personal information.
Fake Emails Sent by Cyber-Criminals:
Protect Yourself By:
If you are a Platte Valley Bank customer and receive a suspicious email that references Platte Valley Bank, forward it immediately firstname.lastname@example.org
Domain Spoofing occurs when a fake financial or retail Web site is set up with the same look and feel of a legitimate web site for the purpose of gaining personal information.
To verify a site's authenticity, choose the padlock icon, typically displayed at the bottom of the browser window, to verify you are on a secured page. A legitimate site will show a SSL certificate with the name of the site you're visiting.
Please note, Platte Valley Bank will never ask for personal information on a non-secure page, and the SSL certificates that protect our pages cannot be falsified.