Fraud is on the rise. Don’t take the bait.

At South Shore Bank security is our top priority and all of us play a role in protecting our assets and identity.  

Phishing Scam

Phishing schemes often use spoofing techniques to lure you in and get you to take the bait. These scams are designed to trick you into giving information to criminals that they shouldn’t have access to.

What are the different types of phishing scams and tips on how to avoid them? Learn more


Cryptocurrency is a digital asset that uses encrypted networks to execute, verify, and record transactions without the involvement of a centralized authority, like a bank or government. Consumers should be cautious of investing in cryptocurrency, which is highly volatile and largely unregulated.

How safe are these investments, and how do you protect yourself from cryptocurrency fraud? Learn more

Romance Scams

A romance scam doesn’t require romantic promises to be a scam: anything that exploits the relationship for financial gain counts. Scammers prey on isolation and loneliness, often offering friendship as much as a romantic relationship.

What lies do romance scammers tell you to gain your trust? Learn more

Precious Metal Scams 

These scams involve unprofessional dealers who use exaggerated fears to convince customers that investing in gold and silver will protect them from a failing economy.

How do these scams work? Learn more 

How to Report a Scam

  • Visit your local Banking Center location or call our Client Information Center at 781.682.3715. 
  • Internet scams can be reported by visiting the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI’s internet crime complain center IC3
  • Identity theft they can be reported to local police department or through the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) website.