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Consumer Awareness

8/19/16

Mobile Deposit Check Scam

There is a new version of check scams involving mobile deposit. A fraudster contacts the victim through email or social media posing as a potential employer or lender. The fraudster may explain that they need to deposit funds to the consumer’s account or need assistance moving money from overseas. The consumer is asked to give their bank account information, including their online or mobile banking login and password.

The fraudster uses the information to deposit a fake check and then withdraws the funds before the bank knows the check is fraudulent. The victim is left owing the bank money when the check bounces.

Protect yourself against this scam. Read more.


1/28/16

Data Privacy Day

Protect yourself online with these cyber security guidelines. Read more.


9/2/15

Smart Cards & Chip Technology

If you use credit and debit cards, you may begin to see something different about them. The difference is a small, square area, where there is an embedded computer chip. These new cards are called "Smart Cards" and use microchip technology. This technology promises to make your in-person credit and debit card transactions safer than ever before!

Learn what you need to know about the new credit and debit cards by clicking here.


6/17/15

You may have heard about the fraud affecting our local area in the news. We are experiencing a problem with fraudulent debit card charges in some of our checking accounts. We have been actively monitoring this situation and are taking proactive steps to contain the fraud. Through our enhanced security monitoring you may be contacted to verify purchases that do not appear to be in your normal spending pattern. Please contact the number provided immediately to verify the transaction was completed by you.As always, reviewing the transactions in your checking account on a regular basis is a good preventative practice. If you have any questions call 814-262-4010 or 888-262-4010.