Scammers are making fraudulent calls in our areas from a phone number that mimics the bank telling customers that they've had invalid access to their online banking and then asking for debit card numbers... Please remember: Your bank will not call to get your account numbers or passwords from you. If you get a call like this, simply hang up the phone - keep your information and your money safe!

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Security - Common Scams

What if a bank gave you the skinny on what fraud we see most often? Welcome to fighting fraud.

Feeling uneasy about a financial transaction or conversation? Give us a call or stop in to see us! We're smellin' what you're steppin' in. I mean, we completely understand and are here to help. Our bank staff has the unique opportunity to help you uncover fraud attempts in your everyday banking. We ask questions to identify possible red flags and ensure your finances are protected. Here are some of the most common fraud schemes we've uncovered at your local branch. 

Gift Card Fraud

If someone asks you to pay for something by putting the money on a gift card and to send them the numbers on the back of the card, they’re trying to scam you. There is no agency or legitimate business that will ever tell you to make a payment using gift cards. Just remember, gift cards are for gifts.

Curious about how gift card fraud works?

Gift Card Scams

Family Emergency Scam

Scammers will call pretending to be a family member or close friend and claim they need money to get out of trouble. These bad guys do their homework before calling and will know a lot about you or the person they’re pretending to be. You will be pressured to send money right away. Always check to ensure there is an actual emergency before sending money!

Here is some more information.

Fake Emergencies

The Federal Trade Commission provides information on the latest scams and how to avoid, report, and recover from them - have a looksie! You can also sign up for Consumer Alerts to receive emails about new scams and tips for avoidance.

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