Helpful Information

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MasterCard Secure Code

If you are making a purchase and MasterCard is asking for a Secure Code, click here to obtain your code.


Bank on the GO  

Download our app today and be able to electronically deposit checks! To learn more click here for our Mobile Banking FAQ.


To learn more about our Internet Banking click here for our FAQ.


How to protect yourself from Fraud

To take the necessary steps to protect yourself from fraud 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:

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! 


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 at 715.381.8330


Lost or stolen card? Call 715.381.8330 during business hours; 1.800.253.0069 after hours.


Credit Report
Monitor accounts closely and frequently. By viewing accounts online and checking throughout the month, customers will be able to identify possible problems sooner.
 
Review credit reports every three or four months. Consumers are entitled to one free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus per year. They can request a single report from one of the bureaus every three or four months. By staggering these requests, consumers will be able to monitor credit throughout the year.
 
Experian Security Freeze
(888) 397-3742 

Equifax Security Freeze
(800) 685-1111

TransUnion Security Freeze
(800) 680-7289
 

Additional information & links regarding Equifax Data Breach:

 
More Helpful Information
  • The latest version of FDIC's Consumer News is here and features information about small business:
    FDIC Winter 2012 Consumer News
  • 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.
  • Avoid becoming a victim of Phishing: OCC Phishing Brochure
  • The IRS features helpful information for small businesses and self-employed individuals. 
  • Businesses are required to make their tax payments electronically. Learn more here.
  • First American Bank has worked successfully with the SBA to help small businesses obtain funding. Read more here: http://www.sba.gov.