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You may have read or heard about e-mail scams known as "phishing"  or "spoofing"  in which fraudsters send consumers e-mail messages that appear to come from legitimate financial institutions. Consumers are directed to what appear to be authentic bank web sites. Typically individuals are then asked to verify or update account information and personal data.

Northern Trust will never ask you to provide or verify or update personal or account information via e-mail or an unsecured Internet web site.  If you receive such a request, do not provide any information. And, contact us immediately.

The security of your private information is of the utmost importance to us. We value your relationship with Northern Trust and are committed to fulfilling your online needs safely and securely.

How to Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams:

  • Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as a firewall, and update them all regularly.
  • Don't e-mail personal or financial information.
  • Review credit card and bank account statements as soon as you receive them to check for unauthorized charges.
  • Be cautious about opening any attachment or downloading any files from e-mails you receive, regardless of who sent them. 
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