Don’t Let the Funeral Notification Scam Fool You



Scam artists have no heart when it comes to tricking their victims. Victory State Bank is pointing to a ruse that may shock and sadden, as well as rob, the victim: The “funeral notifications” scam.

In this email hoax, as described by the New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection, the term "funeral notification" is written in the subject line. The intention is to deceptively inform recipients of an upcoming farewell ceremony in remembrance of a friend or loved one.

These emails appear to be sent from legitimate funeral homes and instruct recipients to click on a link for “more detailed information.” 

Beware the link – it sends victims to a third-party website where malware, or “malicious software,” is downloaded. The software causes computer havoc and allows scammers to gain access to the user’s computer information, which can then be used in fraudulent activity.

If you receive such an email, delete it immediately.





ABOUT VICTORY STATE BANKVSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island, including the main office in the community of Great Kills and branches in West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.

A planned sixth branch, to be situated in Meiers Corners, has received both regulatory and building department approvals.

For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100, or visited online at

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