The American Bankers Association, together with nearly 1,500 banks serving the vast majority of retail bank customers in the U.S., today launched a first-of-its kind, industry-wide campaign to educate consumers about the persistent threat of phishing scams.
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With the Federal Trade Commission estimating that American’s lost $1.48 billion to phishing scams in 2018, ABA Vice Chairman Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank, urged consumers to be vigilant and protect themselves when browsing online.
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