What is Phishing?
Phishing is a fraudulent attempt, usually made through email or an instant message, to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details. Phishing emails and instant messages usually appear to come from a well-known entity. Generally the emails or instant messages will contain a link. You are usually asked to click the link, which takes you to a fake website which is made to look like the Amplify website. If you enter your username and password on a fake site, fraudsters are able to capture your username and password.
If you have set up an anti-phishing phrase, you will NOT see your phishing phrase when you visit a fake site. If you think you have been phished, contact Amplify immediately. Note: If you created your anti-phishing phrase prior to the Amplify website revamp (January 11, 2011) you will not see it displayed. Simply re-submit your anti-phishing phrase and you should see it displayed over the login area on the Amplify site.
How do I set up an anti-phishing phrase?
Sign into Online Banking as you usually would. Click the Security link on the left.
In the Security Preferences screen, click the Phishing Phrase tab. Enter the text you wish to see displayed and click "Submit My Phrase".
You must allow pop-ups from amplifyonline.goamplify.com in order for your anti-phishing prase to be properly set.
If you do not see a pop-up window acknowledging the setting of your phrase, as pictured below, you will not see it displayed on the Amplify site.
Once you have done this and logged out of Online Banking, you should see the anti-phishing phrase you've set displayed over the login area as shown below.
If you have any issues configuring your anti-phishing phrase, please call us at 512.836.5901 or 800.237.5087.