Victory State Bank Points to Phony Government Calls

Victory State Bank Points to Phony Government Calls


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—According to the Federal Trade Commission, recently there has been an upswing in insincere government phone calls asking receivers for money, specifically in the immigrant community. The caller insists on being sent money, claiming to be from a legitimate-sounding government agency.

Victory State Bank wants to help you spot fraudulent government calls and keep your money safe. Remember these tips:

1. The government will never call or text you to ask for money.

2. Use your instincts. If a call seems illegitimate, investigate.

3. Get in touch with a real contact from the government agency that supposedly called you. Alert them of the situation.

4. Be suspicious of any person asking to be wired money or to have money put on a rechargeable credit card. This is the same as sending cash, making the money almost impossible to track.



About Victory State Bank:


VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online

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