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How to Spot a Phishing Scam

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive, personal information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers or account information by posing as a trustworthy source, such as a reputable company. Phishing is commonly done through email, although social networking sites and chatting apps are becoming increasingly common routes as well. How to spot a […]

Ways To Stay Safe Online

The internet provides us with access to endless entertainment, and makes business transactions feel seamless. With all of this convenience comes risks. Bad actors are always present, but we all have the ability to take control of our online safety. Here are some security tips and tools to keep you safe online. Online Safety Tips […]

New Mobile App Feature – Lock Your Debit Card with Card Controls

Card Controls now available in the GSB Mobile App GSB retail debit card customers can manage and protect their card right from their phone. CONTROL YOUR DEBIT CARD FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE With Card Controls in the GSB mobile app, you can control how, when and where your card is used, right from your mobile device. […]

New Fraud Protections Now In Place

To provide further protection, customers will now receive text and email messages if suspicious purchases are detected. We will ONLY ask you to verify whether the purchase is valid or not. We will not ask for account or personal information. Customers are encouraged to provide updated mobile phone numbers and email addresses by contacting the […]

Spectre and Meltdown – What You Need to Know

Hackers are always ready to exploit any opportunity to steal and misuse information. Two recently identified security flaws could allow hackers to steal sensitive data without your knowledge. Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in computer processors to allow programs to steal data processed on a computer. This might include passwords stored in a password […]

GSB Website Has Adopted New “Dot Bank” URL

Exclusive URL extension gives customers an enhanced level of security As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Gorham Savings Bank transitioned its website URL from “” to “” on Monday, Oct. 30.   Dot-bank TLD (top-level domain) extensions are only available to verified financial institutions that are chartered and supervised by a state or national […]

GSB to Hold Security Day 10/21

Community invited to properly dispose of sensitive documents On Saturday, October 21, large SecureRMS shredding trucks will be rolling in to Gorham Savings Bank’s Scarborough and Gorham branches.   As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the bank is inviting the community to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft by stopping by its Scarborough or […]

Facts About the Equifax Data Breach

Facts About the Equifax Data Breach   Equifax Data Breach Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting bureaus, recently identified a data breach potentially impacting more than 140 million U.S. consumers. The incident transpired from mid-May through July of this year. Here are some important facts you should know to protect yourself.   What […]

Be Wary of Tech Support Scams

Cyber criminals often send fraudulent email or text messages, or call and claim to be from Microsoft, Apple, your anti-virus company or internet provider. They may even setup fake online pop-ups with warning messages to call and get the “issue” fixed. They offer to help solve your computer problems, or sell you a software license. […]

Tax Season Fraud Precautions

Please be aware that as tax season ramps up, so does tax-related fraud. Businesses across the country have reported receiving spoofed emails from their CEO, CFO, or HR Manager requesting W-2 information. “CEO Fraud” is a scam in which cybercriminals spoof company email accounts and impersonate executives to try and fool an employee in accounting […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Gorham Savings Bank is committed to educating and protecting our customers from fraud throughout the year, but especially during Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. Learn how you can stay secure by looking out for these common online scams and taking a few extra precautions to prevent cybercrime from happening to you.   Source:, […]

SCAM ALERT: Phishing Text Messages

Earlier today, we learned that bank and credit union customers in the area have been receiving phishing text messages. These messages cite issues such as your debit card is locked or has been placed on a “blocked list” and directs the recipient to call a number in the text or respond to the text. When […]