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Fraudulent Bank Website Scam

Apr 24, 2024

Bank of the Sierra (BOS) has advised the DFPI that they recently received an inquiry regarding a website associated with the domain “” This came to the attention of BOS when a customer alerted the bank after mistakenly opening an account through the website. When attempting to access the website on various browsers a warning message that the website was attempting to install malicious code was received. The fraudulent website will appear in a Bing search for “Bank of the Sierra”:

Bank of the Sierra content list searched by search engine

The correct web address for Bank of the Sierra is

To check a financial institution’s website address, or to submit a complaint, consumers should go to the DFPI website at or call 1-866-275-2677.

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Last updated: Apr 24, 2024 @ 1:23 pm