Credit Report Pop-Up Ad Scam
Pop-Up Message Was Not Sent from Burke & Herbert Bank
We were recently made aware of a scam involving a pop-up marketing ad that targets customers when logging in to a financial institutions’ online banking system. This fraudulent “adware” attack uses the customer’s Internet browser history to launch the pop-up message, and makes it appear to have come from the bank or other financial institution.
If you should encounter this pop-up ad, please do not click on any associated links, nor provide any financial or other sensitive information online. The pop-up ad did not come from Burke & Herbert Bank, and we will never ask you to provide such information through an email or pop-up message.
This adware attack is not related to Burke & Herbert Bank, and has no impact on the continued safety and security of the Bank’s website or Online Banking.
To help protect yourself from this type of adware attack, you may want to run anti-malware/anti-virus tools on your computer. If you did encounter this ad and either clicked on the link and/or supplied any information, please call us at 703-684-1655 for assistance.