During the past week, there were two stories regarding incidents related to banking scams in Minnesota in the evening news.
In the first news story, the Bemidji Police Department confirmed that a financial scam has been circulating through the community. Several individuals received suspicious texts and emails that appeared to be sent by their bank and asked them to verify account information. In the second story, the Detroit Lakes Police Department detailed its investigation involving fraudulent activities on numerous accounts at a local bank. Customers of the Detroit Lakes branch had reported fraudulent credit and debit card transactions recently posted to their accounts.
A couple things to remember about suspicious text or email messages:
It is very important for each of us to review our account statements to ensure all transactions are legitimate. If you do find unauthorized transactions, report them to Bank Forward immediately so we can take appropriate action to avoid any future losses.