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Wire Fraud

Wire fraud involves criminals trying to steal your money by pretending to be a title company, real estate agent, etc. via email or phone.

Before sending any funds, you should call the recipient at a number you know is accurate. Do not use a phone number provided in the email or phone call in question.

If you have been victimized by wire fraud, here is what the FBI recommends that you do as quickly as possible:
When speaking to law enforcement, they will want to know:
  • The name and address of your bank
  • Your account number
  • The name and address of the bank where funds were sent 
  • The beneficiary’s name
  • The beneficiary’s account number
  • The correspondent bank (if applicable)
  • Dates and amounts transferred
  • IP or e-mail address of the fraudulent e-mail

For more information, visit www.ic3.gov