Just got a call from a member. He said he went online to check his bank account. After he logged in he got a message saying that he needed to answer some "security" questions before he could access his account. He started reading the questions and saw they were very personal and his bank already knew this information. This questionnaire was so long it was more than a page!
He became suspicious and called his bank. He was told they did not ask for this information and hackers were becoming better at identity theft. Although the bank would have covered him for any lost funds, they were glad he notified them. They were surprised to hear that the "bank" site looked official and even had the lock at the top. The bank IT person said the complainant had a virus.
The bottom line is that you should NEVER disclose ANY personal information until YOU contact the bank or company personally to confirm even if they call you on the phone. If you don't have anti virus software you should seriously consider getting it!!!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association