Bath State Bank News
If you plan to replace your Christmas tree this year and you don’t know what to do with your unwanted tree, please consider donating it to the Bank for our annual Santa Day event for area children. For more information, please ask to speak with Cindy at 765-732-3022. Thank you for your consideration.
Malicious software — or “malware” for short — is a broad class of software built with malicious intent. “You may have heard of malware being referred to as a ‘computer bug’ or ‘virus’ because most malware is designed to spread like a contagious illness, infecting other computers it comes into contact with,” said Michael Benardo, manager of the FDIC’s Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section.
Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest challenges for those aspiring homebuyers. For new home buyers, the American Bankers Association Foundation is highlighting six tips to help consumers cut costs and start saving.
Every year thousands of seniors fall victim to impersonation scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, between 2012 and 2014, consumers reported more than $42 million in losses from scams involving the impersonation of family members and friends. These scams, commonly known as the “grandparent scam,” is a form of financial abuse that deliberately targets older Americans.
REVISED JULY 11 -- ATTENTION: The banking nation, in general, is seeing an increase in debit card fraud. Bath State Bank is no exception. As a result, to keep your account safe from high-fraud states, we have turned off the ability to perform a debit card transaction using it like a “credit card” in the states of Georgia, Texas and New York.
In our continuing efforts to keep your accounts secure, we’ve improved our alert system for potential debit card fraud. Here’s how it works:
1. When potential fraud is detected, you will receive an automatic email notification from Bath State Bank, with the option to reply with “fraud” or “no fraud.” **