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Charity Scams Follow Hurricane's Wake

In the wake of the devastion caused by the recent hurricane activity this year, many websites have popped up offering to accept donations on behalf of the victims. Some of these websites claim that part of the donations go to certain groups or invoke the names of other well known charities. Click on this link to learn how to ensure your money goes where you expect it to go.

Anatomy of a Fake Check Scam

Fake check scams have been around for years, yet they still continue to rob people of their money. Learn how a fake check scams work, and learn to protect yourself from becoming a victim by clicking this link.

Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

Wi-Fi hotspots are popping up everywhere now but are often not secure. Protect your information by following the advice in this Federal Trade Commission article.

Protecting your Devices from Cryptojacking

Are scammers using your devices as their virtual ATM? Protect yourself from having others use your devices to "mine" for cryptocurrency by following the advice from the Federal Trade Commission here.

Email Security Awareness

If you ever question an email, let this chart guide you.

Watch out for Whaling and Phishing schemes

Phishing schemes involve people who seek to retrieve personal information from you, and whaling schemes are emails disguised as upper management wanting your account log in information. Read more about whaling and phishing.

SMiShing – The New Form of Phishing

SMiShing is a type of social engineering that uses cell phone text messages to persuade victims to provide personal information such as card number, CVV2 and PINs.  The text messages may contain either a website address or more commonly, a phone number that connects to an automated voice response system, which then asks for personal information.  Learn more.

Fraud Check Scams

If someone you don’t know wants to pay you by check but wants you to wire some of the money back, beware! It’s a scam that could cost you thousands of dollars. Read more here.

Sweetheart Swindles

Online dating can be fun and convenient, but falling for a sweetheart swindle can be costly. Be wary of "friends" you meet online who develop a relationship with you only to con you out of hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Read more here.

FDIC Cybersecurity Basics

Visit the FDICs website to learn more about identity theft, frauds, scams and more. View their brochures on cybersecurity for consumers and businesses.

ATM Security Notice

For your own safety please exercise discretion when using an ATM or night depository facility.  Learn more

Identity Theft

If you have been a victim of identity theft, you should take action immediately.  Find out how.

We May Be Calling You

To protect your account, we monitor your ATM and debit card transactions for potentially fraudulent activity.  If we suspect fraudulent ATM or debit card use, we will call you in order to validate the legitimacy of your transactions.  Read more.

Online Banking Security Tips

New technology comes out every day.  Unfortunately, fraudsters are quick to take advantage of that technology and YOU!  Use emerging technologies…but protect yourself from theft, fraud and scams.  Find more information.

Commercial Banking Risk Assessment and Controls Evaluation

This tool is designed to assist commercial online banking customers in performing a simple information security risk assessment and controls evaluation. Click here to start the risk assessment.