Fraud & Scam Alerts

Fraud & Scam Alerts

Is your First Farmers debit card lost or stolen?

During bank hours, call your preferred branch location. After hours, call Shazam at 800.383.8000. You can block your card from unauthorized transactions with the Shazam Bolts app! To order a new card, however, you will need to contact us directly.

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Skimmers Found on Morton Gas Pumps

August 8, 2018

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…

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Beware of Excel Extension Scam

June 19, 2018

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,…

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Russians, Routers and Rebooting

June 18, 2018

The FBI recently recommended that everyone reboot their network routers to combat Russian hackers. Is it really necessary? Possibly not, but it wouldn’t hurt. A post on published May 31 offers some insight….

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Do Not “Support” This Scam

May 9, 2018

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…

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Cryptocurrency Scams, More Than a “Bit” Unsettling

April 25, 2018

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,…

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