Chain Bridge Bank is dedicated to protecting your confidential information. As part of that effort, we maintain this page with current security alerts. Here, we pass on to you any alerts that we receive about ongoing scams, so you can be proactive in defending yourself from criminals. Professional data thieves target both institutions and individuals, so it is always important to remain vigilant and to treat requests for your information very carefully. Please check back from time to time for new alerts and warnings.
Chain Bridge Bank does not solicit information (Social Security Number, account numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, etc) by means of email. If you receive an email requesting confidential information from someone claiming to represent Chain Bridge Bank, do not respond to the email. Please call any one of our representatives to report any solicitation of this kind that you receive.
Many of the alerts you will find on this page come from the FBI's 'New E-Scams & Warnings' page. It is an excellent resource for keeping up with the most recent online threats.
Stolen Identity Refund Fraud - Tax Return Fraud (March 24, 2016)
Please be alert for fraudulent correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS does not send unsolicited email, text messages or use social media to discuss your personal tax issues. If you receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be an IRS employee and demanding money, you should consult the IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts webpage: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts. If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at www.tigta.gov. (Source: justice.gov)
Identity Protection: Prevention, Detection and Victim Assistance (January 26, 2016)
Identity theft places a burden on its victims and presents a challenge to businesses, organizations and government agencies, including the IRS. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund.
The IRS combats tax-related identity theft with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance. We’re making progress against this crime, but it remains one of our highest priorities. If you become a victim, we’re committed to helping you resolve your case as quickly as possible. (Source: irs.gov)
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Chain Bridge Bank Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (703) 748-2005.