Customers Receive Falsified Emails from State Farm® Agents
On January 08, 2013 - State Farm Bank® customers and non-customers reported receiving a falsified email from State Farm Bank. The email usually contained the subject line "State Farm Bank® Online Banking Alert." The body of the email stated during recent account maintenance and verification procedures, an error was detected in the recipient's billing information. The email prompts the recipient to click on a link and verify online account information.
This is a common phishing attempt and is tailored to indicate it is from various financial institutions.
As a reminder, please do not disclose any personal information if requested via an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. Some examples of personal information include:
- State Farm Bank account number(s)
- Credit card number(s)
- Personal Identification Number(s) (PIN)
- Social Security Number
Examples of the email scam you may receive:
State Farm Bank, F.S.B.®, Bloomington, Illinois, is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. NMLS ID 139716. The other products offered by affiliate companies of State Farm Bank are not FDIC insured, not a State Farm Bank obligation or guaranteed by State Farm Bank, and subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal invested. Contact State Farm Bank toll-free at 877-SF4-BANK (877-734-2265). Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service.