Fraud Prevention Tips

 In General

Keeping your account safe and secure is our highest priority. To help safeguard your finances, check out these fraud prevention tips:

  • Altered & counterfeit checks – Use a gel pen to write checks: carefully examine your statements and do a daily check on your Online Banking account.
  • Stolen mail – Take your mail inside the Post Office. Do not put mail in the blue drop box outside.
  • Fraudulent checks for deposit – If you receive a check in the mail from someone you don’t personally know and for no apparent reason, don’t cash or deposit it. It is likely a scam.
  • ID theft – NEVER give a caller your Social Security Number or any of your account numbers.
  • Request to access Online Banking – Nobody legitimate will ask you to log into your Online Banking to make a transfer to “fix” a problem.
  • Request to make a wire transfer or large cash withdrawal from your account – This is never for a legitimate purpose.
  • Request to conceal activity from the bank – Any of the above, along with a request by the caller NOT to tell the bank why you’re conducting a wire or cash transaction.

Please use caution and be alert. If you suspect you may be a victim of a scam, please call or visit us as soon as possible. The quicker you contact us, the faster we can try to limit the fraud. As your banking partner, we are always here to help!

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