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NBT Bank Fraud Alerts

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Fraudulent Fax/Wire Scheme

At this time we want to educate our customers of a potential facsimile (fax) claiming to be from The US Department of Transportation. We have received reports that individuals and/or companies have received a fraudulent fax that has the appearance of having been sent from The US Department of Transportation. Specifically, this fax requests that the customer fill out the release of financial information and fax the form back to the number provided. It has been seen that the information gathered on this form including signature and account information can be used to attempt fraudulent transactions.

Be aware that facsimiles of this nature are not common practice among government agencies especially when unsolicited. Please be cautious when releasing financial information via fax, email or over the phone. It is in your best interest to question the agency or person requesting the information as these attempts are on the rise.

Be alert for different variations of fraudulent facsimile.

Always ensure that the information being requested is needed by the person requesting it.