Keep Your Personal Account Info Personal! Don't Share!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION -- Today, Bath State Bank had a report that this happened to our phone number:

Have you noticed a Caller ID that is not the legitimate caller? Caller ID spoofing is the process of changing the Caller ID to any number other than the actual calling number. Caller ID spoofing happens when a caller knowingly falsifies the info transmitted to disguise the number they're calling from. The number that displays on your Caller ID “MAY LOOK” as though it's coming from a bank, government agency, business or even someone in your contacts list; however, it “COULD BE” an attempt to trick you to share personal info on the phone!

Do NOT give out any personal info. Identity thieves often pose as representatives of banks, credit card companies, creditors or government agencies to get account numbers, SSNs, mother's maiden names, passwords and other identifying info.

End the call immediately then call the phone number listed on the account statement /web site/phone book to determine if the request is legitimate.

Today, Bath State Bank had a report that this happened to our phone number. Please do NOT share your personal information and don't share your account/debit card numbers with anyone on the phone. Call us back if you are uncertain if we called you. Our number is on your statement, in the phone book and on our web site.

Caller ID spoofing is occurring throughout the telecommunications industry today. Landline, wireless and IP based telephone service providers are all experiencing this problem.