Fraudulent Pop-Ups

We have recently become aware of fraudulent pop up messages that appear like they are coming from TraditionalBank.com.  Customers are reporting different variations of the following messages while accessing our website. (Note: all hyperlinks have been removed from the messages below for your security)

Example one:

Suspicious activity detected at secumd.org. We think you might have been affected by a security breech at secumd.org. Please review your credit report immediately ... For your convenience, your credit report is available at no charge. Please be aware that, although the report is free, a credit card will be required to validate your identity. Click here to access your credit report.

Example two:

Attention TraditionalBank.com Visitor,

Data Security Breach Information

We want to make you aware of a situation that has occurred that could be related to your personal information. Recently, there was a massive system breach at Epsilon, a third party vendor that supplies marketing services to a number of companies, including <actual company names removed> and many others. Files containing personal information were compromised.

Names, email addresses and some personal information was exposed. Because of the increased risk of identity theft, we are urging you to check your credit report for any activity that you did not authorize.

We want to help protect you against this data breach, by offering you access to your credit score for free. This offer is available on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Please be aware that although your credit score is free, a credit card will be required to validate your identity.

These messages are NOT originating from Traditional Bank. These are fraudulent messages attempting to illegally obtain a credit card number.  If you see such a pop-up, do not click any links and do not give anyone your credit card number or account information.

What should you do?

  • Run an anti-virus program or spyware program
  • Clear your cache (on your toolbar, go to Tools then Delete Browsing History)
  • Your banking security is of the utmost importance to us. Please remember that Traditional Bank will never ask you for information that we already have on file.

If you have any concerns or suspicions about a message from Traditional Bank please contact us at 859.498.0414 ext. 20176.

Thank you for banking with Traditional Bank.