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Let’s Stay Vigilant

Chances are, you’ve probably heard about the importance of cybersecurity, keeping your passwords protected, maintaining the security of your personal information, using secure internet connections, and so much more. As always, First Bank makes your data security a top priority. However, it takes the concerted efforts of everyone to help combat this growing global issue. That said, we wanted to share five brief reminders on our top “Best Practices to be Secure.” 1) Although we may personally contact you from time-to-time regarding exciting, new things happening at First Bank; please note, we will NEVER ask you for your account number or online banking username and/or password. 2) First Bank will NEVER have partners ask you for any personal information. 3) If you ever receive a call asking for any information you think First Bank should already have, kindly hang up and call our Client Contact Center at 1-800-760-2265. 4) First Bank will NEVER ask you for your debit or credit card number ...

7 Tips to Help Prevent Tax ID Fraud

As Americans begin the process of filing tax returns, identity thieves are scheming to get their hands on that money. Tax identity theft has been one of the most common forms of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission in recent years. We’d like to help raise consumer awareness and provide tips to help prevent tax ID fraud. Identity thieves look for every opportunity to steal your information, especially during tax season. Consumers should be on high alert and take every step they can to protect their personal and financial information. Tax identity fraud takes place when a criminal files a false tax return using a stolen Social Security number in order to fraudulently claim the refund. Identity thieves generally file false claims early in the year and victims are unaware until they file a return and learn one has already been filed in their name. To help prevent tax ID fraud, consider the following tips: • File early. File your tax return as soon as you’re able, gi ...

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