Financial Tips

Don’t Get Scammed This Holiday Season

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And the problem is only growing worse as more people are online due to the pandemic.

Scams are one thing you don’t want to unwrap this holiday season! That is why Univest is committed to helping you spot scams as an extra layer of protection for your account. Our Top Scams and How To Avoid Them guide has been prepared especially to keep you informed of the popular scams and the potential warning signs. When you know what is suspicious, you’ll be less likely to be fooled.

Watch for these red flags – Univest will never ask you for personal information via text, email or incoming phone call:

Text Message: If you receive a text message from someone claiming to be from Univest asking you to sign in, or offer up your personal information, it’s a scam. Banks never ask that.

Email: Watch out for emails that ask you to click on a suspicious link or provide personal information. The sender may claim to be someone from Univest, but it’s a scam. Banks never ask that.

Phone Call: Would Univest ever call you to verify your account number? No! Banks never ask that. You may be asked to verify confidential information if you call Univest, but rarely the other way around. If you’re ever in doubt that the caller is legitimate, just hang up and call 877-723-5571 to talk to Univest’s Customer Support Team.

At Univest, we believe awareness is one of the best ways to help protect against fraud and identity theft. Here are some great resources for tips and tools on how to keep fraudsters at bay: