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Skimming

A skimmer device fits over the ATM's card reader slot and has its own memory chip to record the information on the card as it is swiped. Skimmers secretly record bank account data when a user inserts an ATM card into the machine.

Phishing Scams

A phishing scam tries to obtain financial or confidential information from Internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization, usually a financial institution, but contains a link to a fake website that replicates the real one. Number one rule:  Never click links or open attachments from unknown sources. To find out more, click here.

Ransomware

The latest spin on a ransom note isn't composed of letters clipped our of newspaper.  Increasingly, criminals are unleashing brash attacks of you PC and its data through a type of malicious software called ransomware. 

Tax Scams

It is tax season.  Be on guard for IRS scams.  The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media.  Scammers will also call and persuade you to give up sensitive personal information. Click here for more information.

Phone Scams

DO NOT give your financial or personal information to anyone you don’t know. If you receive a suspicious call, from an unknown person, claiming to be from Farmers State Bank, inform him/her that you will call them back and hang up. Call FSB to verify he/she is an employee of the bank. If FSB did not try to contact you, please notify the police.

Mobile Security

It is important for users to keep safety measures in place to prevent sensitive data from being compromised. It’s easy to forget that your mobile device can be vulnerable, but any device used to connect to the internet is at risk.