Fraud Alerts

Imposter Scams

Imposter Scams are a scam that targets you and everyone you know, there is no exceptions to who may be targeted. This scam knows no limit and will work to trick and steal your money. Learn more.

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Romance Scams

Breaking hearts and bank accounts, the award goes to Romance Scams. Romance scams are devastating not only emotionally but financially! Learn more about how to protect yourself against these heartbreaking scams.

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Meltdown and Spectre

In recent news, warnings and advisories have been released about the CPU hardware design flaws Meltdown and Spectre. Learn more about this malicious software and what you can do to protect yourself.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Internet now touches almost all aspects of our daily lives – allowing us to bank, connect with family and friends, and handle our medical records all online. These activities require you to provide sensitive personal information. Learn more about using the internet safely and securely.

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Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

A recent study estimates that the monetary loss by older adults due to financial crimes and exploitation is more than $2.9 billion a year with approximately two million older adults being exploited. This number only reflects what is reported, hundreds of cases go unreported and unidentified.

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Business Customers Beware of W-2 Scam

The IRS has once again issued a warning regarding an email scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.

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New ‘Nasty’ Ransomware

A new type of ransomware has been discovered and it’s particularly devious. The software turns ransomware victims into attackers by offering a pyramid scheme-style discount.

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Free Document Shredding Day

Shredding personal documents that you no longer need helps to keep your private information safe. Drop off your documents to be shredded at our free shredding days on September 19 and 22.

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Update to Fraud Alert System

We want to keep your debit cards as secure as possible. We recently improved the system we use to alert you to potential fraud on your card. To learn more about the new alert system, please login to your online banking or contact First Bank & Trust at 1-800-843-1552.

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Summertime Zika Virus Scam

Stories about the Zika virus continue to appear in the news. As of today, there is no confirmed cure or method to stop the spread of the virus. Unethical businesses though may try to capitalize on the fear and lack of information surrounding the virus.

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April Fools’ Day Scams Are No Joke

Many people enjoy playing pranks on April Fools’ Day. In recent years, businesses have started to join in the fun. In 2015, Amazon revamped their site to look like the classic 1999 version and Google went over the top with several jokes, including turning its Maps tool to Pac-Man. While these antics are harmless and fun, there are fraudsters who will try to use April 1st to their advantage. A wrong click could leave you vulnerable to phishing scams or identity theft.

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Be Aware of Lottery Scams

As the Powerball jackpot rises, fraudsters try to take advantage of the hype surrounding it. Be alert – if someone calls you to say you won the lottery, it is most likely a scam.

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