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February 2014 
With the recent National Retailer Security Breach it is important to take the necessary steps to protect yourself from fraud. Target has confirmed that it experienced unauthorized access to its systems resulting in the compromise of credit and debit card information. Target has also announced that additional customer information was taken during the breach, which may include customer names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.  As soon as we learned of this data breach, we requested data from out debit card provider and we contacted everyone whose information we were told may have been compromised. However, it is important to review your monthly and/or online statements carefully and call us immediately if you see any suspicious activity. For more information and helpful tips click the links below: 
 
  • Questions and Answers on security breach
  • How to use your card safely and securely
  • Dos and Don'ts - Protect yourself from fraud
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    November 2013 
    With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s never too late to ensure your safety when shopping online. We have six easy tips for you to follow to protect yourself against identity theft. Click here to read how to safely make your online purchases.  We want nothing more to than to help our customers stay safe and financially protected at all times during the holiday.  And remember, these online shopping tips are helpful year around!  
     
    July 2012 
    Traveling out of the country and planning on using your debit card? Read our piece on Travel Info to find out how you can protect yourself. Please note: for your security, we do not authorize foreign transactions without prior knowledge of your travel plans.  Contact a personal banker today to prepare for your international vacation.  715.381.8330 
     
    May 2012 
    ° The latest version of FDIC's Consumer News is here and features information about purchasing a CD, funding education & financing a car:  
    FDIC Spring 2012 Consumer News 
     
    February 2012 
    ° The FDIC offers information on preventing identity theft as well as steps to take if you become a victim of it: 
     
    FDIC Identity Theft Page 
     
    FDIC-Learn More about Identity Theft and Fraud 
     
    ° The Independent Community Bankers Association also offers information about protecting yourself from identity theft: 
    ICBA ID Theft Brochure 
     
    ° Businesses, learn more about protecting your information as well as that of your employees and clients by visiting our Business Resources page. 
     
    ° The latest version of FDIC's Consumer News is here and features information about small business: FDIC Winter 2012 Consumer News 
     
    Winter 2011 
    ° Beginning January 1, 2012, banks will no longer sell paper savings bonds.  If you currently hold paper savings bonds, you may still redeem them at financial institutions.  Read more here.  
     
    Fall 2011 
     
    ° Avoid becoming a victim of Phishing. –ICBA Phishing Brochure 
     
     
    Debit Card Information: Traveling out of the country and planning on using your debit card? Read our piece on Travel Info to find out how you can protect yourself. Please note: for your security, we do not authorize foreign transactions without prior knowledge of your travel plans.  Contact a personal banker today to prepare for your international vacation.  715.381.8330 
     
    Lost or stolen card? Call 715.381.8330 during business hours; 1.800.253.0069 after hours. 
     
     
    FDIC
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