Fraud Alerts

Safeguard your financial information.

We are here to keep you informed and provide you with the latest information to help safeguard your personal information.

Below you will find recent fraud notices, links and alerts to help keep you informed. 

Additionally, Fraud.org and IdentityTheft.gov are great resources to help consumers in the United States and abroad. 

Equifax Breach

  • Equifax is updating this webpage with important consumer information regarding the breach and how you can protect your credit.
  • The Federal Trade Commission is also offering steps you can take to help protect your information from being misused.

Keeping You Informed

ICE warns against holiday scams

An article has been posted by U.S. Immigration and Customer Enforcement (ICE) on ways to avoid scams this holiday season. Suggestions included:

  • If the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
  • Buy from reputable manufacturers and stores.
  • Research online sellers before purchasing. The comments of people who have made previous purchases may be especially helpful.
  • Don't buy anything advertised via bulk email ("SPAM").
  • Be suspicious of websites that do not provide a toll-free contact number.
  • When submitting financial information online, verify that the website is secure and that payments are submitted to website addresses beginning with "https://."

CFPB warns of holiday scams targeting older consumers

A CFPB Blog article reviews various holiday scams which target older consumers. It includes the following tips:

  • Before offering your help to someone who claims to be a grandchild (or other relative/friend), be sure to telephone your family to verify that the emergency or urgent request is genuine.
  • Beware of a caller who insists on secrecy. Never allow anyone to discourage you from seeking information, verification, support and counsel from family members, friends or trusted advisers prior to making any financial transaction.
  • Make sure your charitable donations benefit the people and organizations you want to help. If a caller claims to be from an established organization such as a hospital, charity, or law enforcement agency, look up the number of the organization independently and verify the claim before sending money.
  • If you have received a letter or call that purports to be from the IRS stating that you owe taxes, call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 for information.

Concerns?

If you believe you are the victim of fraud or identity theft, please contact us immediately.  We're happy to help. 

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