Protect Your Debit Card This Holiday Season

Getting ready for the holiday shopping frenzy?! Before you do, keep in mind a few important points when using your debit card: Enroll in SHAZAM BOLT$ Transaction Alerting and Text Messaging Now is the perfect time to introduce (or reintroduce) yourself to the BOLT$ app and its debit card fraud protection features, including email and/or…

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Don’t Fall For This Power Trip

Be careful of scammers posing as power company representatives threatening disconnection if you don’t make an immediate payment. The targets of these scams are often businesses, mainly because of the number of bills they receive. Sometimes the fraud attempt is perpetrated by phone, but occasionally a scammer will appear in person dressed in a fake…

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First Farmers Now Offers Text Fraud Alerts!

The security and safety of our customers’ accounts is extremely important to us, and First Farmers is pleased to offer Text Fraud Alerts as part of our debit card protection program. You will receive a text alert when suspicious activity is detected on your First Farmers Visa Check Card. If you receive a fraud alert,…

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Skimmers Found on Morton Gas Pumps

It was just reported today that credit card skimming devices were found on pumps at several Morton gas stations. The devices were located on the inside of the pumps, not the outside, so customers paying at the pump would have had no way to know their card information was being stolen. It is also unknown…

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Beware of Excel Extension Scam

Be on the look out! The bad guys are using a new attachment type and it could reach your inbox. The attachments are Excel Web Query files and have an .IQY extension. If opened, they will attempt to steal your data! Remember, do not open attachments unless you have asked for it, or have verified with the…

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Do Not “Support” This Scam

Here’s the scenario… The customer of a large national bank felt uneasy. He had renewed his annual subscription for internet security but couldn’t access his computer. He had received a follow-up phone call from the company just after making his online payment; however, the person on the phone indicated they hadn’t received payment. This was…

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Cryptocurrency Scams, More Than a “Bit” Unsettling

Many people are aware of the growing popularity of cryptocurrency. If you don’t know, cryptocurrency is digital currency that utilizes encryption methods to secure transactions – serving as a “no banks for your bucks” type service. As the market grows, the value of cryptocurrency increases and it becomes more desirable. That being said, cryptocurrencies, like…

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