Preventing Account Fraud

Mobank takes the privacy of our clients and the security of their accounts very seriously. Currently, there are a number of email scams that are designed to trick you into providing your user ID and password.

To help you defend yourself against these criminals, Mobank has compiled a list of simple online tips to help you safeguard your accounts and privacy from these online scams. We've also provided you with some general information on how to prevent account fraud and included links to the FTC's and FDIC's Web pages that contain more detailed information about online safety, identity theft and online fraud.

Online Security

Mobank takes online security of our clients accounts very seriously. Currently, there are a number of email scams that are designed to trick you into providing your user ID and password. We will never request this information from you via email. Here are some important online security tips:

  • Keep the security features of your computer software up to date. This includes your Web browser, virus scan software and firewall. Email attachments and links within email can sometimes contain viruses and infect your computer without your knowledge. Running frequent scans for viruses is highly recommended.
  • Don't respond to unsolicited emails from companies that you do business with requesting that you re-validate your personal information or that provide a link to websites that require you to revalidate your account information. These links often lead to bogus websites that look legitimate in order to fool you into providing secure information.
  • Before entering personal information on any website, look for the "locked padlock" icon in the browser frame, or "https" at the beginning of the Web address to ensure that the site is secure.
  • Change passwords regularly.
  • Sign out of the website after you have submitted an application or concluded a secure online session.
  • When your computer is not in use, shut it down or disconnect from the Internet.
  • If you think you may have fallen victim to an online scam, change your passwords and monitor your account activity closely.

Phishing Scams

What is a phishing scam?

Phishing is an email scam that attempts to trick consumers into revealing personal information — such as their credit or debit card account numbers, checking account information, Social Security numbers, or banking account passwords — through fake websites or in a reply email. Typically the emails and websites use familiar logos and slick graphics to deceive consumers into thinking the sender or website owner is a government agency or a company they know. Sometimes the phisher urges intended victims to "confirm" account information that has been "stolen" or "lost." Other times the phisher entices victims to reveal personal information by telling them they have won a special prize or earned an exciting reward.

Spotting a Phish

While phishing emails can be quite sophisticated in appearance, the following features are often indicators. An email could be a scam if it:

  • Asks you to provide personal information such as your bank account number, an account password, credit card number, PIN number, mother's maiden name or Social Security number.
  • Fails to address you by your name.
  • Warns that your account will be shut down unless you reconfirm your financial information.
  • Warns that you have been the victim of fraud.
  • Has spelling or grammatical errors.

How to Stay Safe Online

  • Keep the security features of your computer software up to date. This includes your Web browser, virus scan software and firewall.
  • Be cautious. View any email request for financial information or other personal data with suspicion. Do not reply to the email and do not respond by clicking on a link within the email message.
  • Don’t open emails or attachments from unknown sources. Be suspicious of any unexpected email attachments even if they appear to be from someone you know.
  • Go directly to the company website by opening a new browser window and typing in the Web address.
  • Contact the actual business that allegedly sent the email to verify if it is genuine. Call a phone number or visit a website that you know to be legitimate, such as those provided on your monthly statements.
  • Do NOT send personal information (e.g. credit or debit card number, Social Security number, online passwords or PIN) in response to an email request from anyone or any entity.
  • Review your statements. Check your monthly statements to verify all transactions.
  • Always log off the website after you have submitted an application or concluded a secure online session (such as Online Banking).
  • Be careful and selective before providing your email address to a questionable website. Providing your email address makes you more likely to receive fraudulent emails.

Remember, Mobank will never ask you for personal information via email.

For more information about protecting yourself online, phishing scams and identity theft, visit:

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/online/safe.html
http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft

Reporting Fraud

If you suspect you have received a fraudulent email that appears to be from Mobank, forward it to us immediately at bokonlinefraud@bokf.com. This email address is designed to handle only messages related to reporting suspected email or online fraud (i.e. phishing scams).

If you have specific questions related to fraud or have any other bank-related questions, email us your question and we will respond to you within 24 business hours.

Note: Do not change or retype the subject line. Doing so will make it more difficult for us to investigate. After forwarding the email to us, delete it from your inbox.

If you believe you have provided any personal information online in response to a fraudulent email, immediately call ExpressBank at (866) 836-0846.

Please know these fraudulent emails were not sent by Mobank. When you report fraudulent emails that appear to be from Mobank but were not sent by us, we work closely with law enforcement agencies to investigate them. If you would like, you may want to forward suspicious emails to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov or contact them at 1-877-IDTHEFT.

Remember, Mobank will never ask you for personal information via email.

We appreciate your help in our effort to fight email and online fraud. Know that Mobank takes preventing fraud for our clients and the security of their accounts very seriously.

Helpful Reminders

  • Read our fraud prevention tips on this page.
  • Watch for "phishing" scams.
  • Remember, Mobank will never ask for your personal information via email.
  • Report email and online fraud as soon as you expect it.
  • Call our ExpressBank if you feel your online account has been compromised, (866) 836-0846.