Current Scams and Fraud Prevention Information

Click on any of the links below to read about the most Current Scams and Fraud Prevention Information. 


Current Scams -



On Sept. 2, 2014, we were notified that Home Depot alerted MasterCard, Visa, and law enforcement of a possible data breach, and an investigation was initiated. At this time, details and specific compromised card information has not been released. As soon as we have more information we will notify any affected cardholders. As always, please monitor your account and notify us if you see any transactions that you believe you did not initiate or authorize. 




We have been notified there is a bug in Microsoft Explorer that could allow someone (a hacker) to "take control" of an end-users computer. News link:  Until Microsoft creates a fix for this issue, we recommend that you use another browser such as Google Chrome or at minimum disable Adobe Flash plugin. To disable Adobe Flash Plugin, go to Microsoft Internet Explorer, select Tools, Manage Add-Ons, select Shockwave Flash object and choose Disable. Once Microsoft announces a fix for this issue we suggest that you download and install it as soon as possible.


Those affected by Target breach notified - 12.27.13


Although this was not a breach within Bank of the Pacific, we were proactive in identifying all of our customers who were involved in the breach. We would like to thank our customers for working with us in partnership. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your local branch of account.  


Debit Card Fraud - 11.27.13

Recently we have seen a spike in debit card fraud originating from China, Hungary and Hong Kong. Bank of the Pacific has currently blocked all transactions from these three countries. Customers planning to travel to these or other countries outside the U.S. should contact their local branch prior to their travels. See Debit Card Fraud Prevention Information link at the bottom of this page for helpful tips.


Email Virus Alert - 02.04.13

Be aware that new emails purporting to be an update from Adobe Flash Player (looks real), the Better Business Bureau or the digital faxing company eFax are circulating. If you click on any of these emails they will launch a Trojan program designed to steal money out of online bank accounts.


Credit Card Deactivated Scam - 01.23.13

Olympic Team Phishing Alert - 07.12.12

Wire Transfer Scam - 04.17.12

Phishing Attack - 02.13.12

Warning from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency - 11.21.11

Malicious E-Mail Alert - 11.16.11 

Charitable Contribution Schemes - 08.30.11 


Fraud Prevention -

Citadel Ransomware Fraud Alert06.04.12 

Debit Card Fraud Prevention Information

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