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Morristown Residents Urged to Stay Alert Amid Rising Bank Scams

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CISA and FDIC Warn of Scams Related to Recent Bank Failures

Morristown, NJ - In the wake of a series of bank failures, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an urgent alert to Morristown residents, warning them to be on high alert for potential scams targeting their money and sensitive personal information.

Scammers may use various tactics, such as sending emails with bank-related subject lines, attachments, or links. Residents should also be cautious of social media pleas, text messages, or door-to-door solicitations that reference any failed bank.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the agency responsible for managing failed banks, has clarified that they would never request personal information like bank account details, credit, and debit card numbers, social security numbers, or passwords from consumers.

To protect themselves from falling victim to these scams, Morristown residents are encouraged to review resources and adopt preventative measures provided by CISA and the FDIC, including:

  • CISA: Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
  • FDIC Consumer News: Beware, It's a Scam!
  • FDIC Consumer News: Scammers Pretending to be the FDIC

For detailed information on the recent bank failures, visit the FDIC's dedicated pages for Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA, and Signature Bank, New York, NY.

If you encounter any signs of malicious cyber activity, the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) encourages you to report the incident at Additionally, consider reporting scams and fraud to your local police and file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.

For any questions or concerns, residents can reach out to the NJCCIC at To stay updated on the latest cybersecurity efforts in Morristown, visit For more information on ongoing cybersecurity threats, check out

Stay vigilant, Morristown, and protect yourself from these potential scams by remaining informed and cautious with your personal information.

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