Phishing is a term used to describe a form of fraud in which someone sends you an email that looks like it's from your bank or other site you normally trust. When an email arrives from a financial institution in your inbox, read it carefully to make sure it is legitimate and not part of a phishing scam. If the e-mail asks that you respond or click through to another site to share personal information, you’re likely being phished.

Often, phishers warn you of dire consequences if you don’t follow the instructions in the e-mail. Remember, a bank will never ask you for private information with an e-mail. If you have questions, call the bank directly or type in the proper bank website to check it out online. Do not click on any embedded links in the message in question.

At Ally Bank, we are committed to helping you keep your personal information safe. Learn more about our practices and products at or call live, 24/7 customer care at 877-247-ALLY (2559) today.

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