Alerts

Alerts

Check here for alerts and information that will keep your banking information secure.

  • Homebuyers Scam

    Always contact your financial institution before making a large payment.

    Scammers are targeting homebuyers by attaching a document with instructions about how to make a final payment with a bank-to-bank wire transfer. The instructions said the payment needs to be sent before the scheduled closing to increase the buyers urgency. Always contact your financial institution before making a large payment.

    http://www.kare11.com/news/investigations/kare-11-investigates-email-scam-targets-homebuyers/435752635

  • La Crescent Resident Awareness Alert

    Credit card fraud in the La Crescent Area

    La Crescent Resident Awareness Alert:
    Be aware of the possibility of credit card fraud, by checking all machines you use when scanning your credit or debit card. There have been a few recent incidences in La Crescent where credit card numbers were used for non-local purchases.
    Photos attached show some of the ways "Skimmers" obtain credit card information, as well as other bluetooth devices that can pick up the credit card number when walking by a purse or pocket.
    Don't be afraid of using your credit or debit cards, but do check your accounts with regularity and report unusual activity to your bank or credit union.

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  • Vishing

    Phone call SCAM. We will NEVER ask to verify personal information such as credit card numbers via phone.

    Customers have recently received phone calls from toll free numbers in which the individual claimed to be from Citizens State Bank. 
    This FAKE notification claims a customer’s credit cards had been deactivated and asks for credit card numbers in order to reactivate.  THIS IS A SCAM.

    This is a social engineering attack called “Vishing.” With recent large data breaches such as the Yahoo! and Amazon, there are vast troves of user accounts, e-mail accounts, and passwords available on the digital black market. It is very easy for a malicious person to purchase leaked accounts or gain access to leaked accounts. Once they gain access to an account, they can find out all sorts of personal information such as where you bank and if you receive emailed statements.

    The best defense if you feel your account was involved in a data breach is to CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD.  And give us a call.

  • New Locky Ransomware Phishing Attack

    Be aware of suspicious emails.

    Contact your banker with any concerns you have about your account. Click here to learn more.

  • Yahoo Email Scam

    Email purporting to be from Yahoo claims that you recently initiated an action to shut down your Yahoo account and you should click a ‘Cancel Request’ link if you do not want the account closed.

    http://www.hoax-slayer.net/shut-down-your-yahoo-phishing-scam-email/

  • FBI Information-Sharing Portal Breached

    Click to read more.

    Contact your banker with any concerns you have about your account. Click here to learn more.

  • Phishing Scam Targets Apple Users

    Click to read more.

    Contact your banker with any concerns you have about your account. Click here to learn more.

  • FDIC Cybersecurity Protection & Education

    Click link below to learn more

    https://www.fdic.gov/protection/