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Security and Fraud Awareness

Preventing Fraud
Your financial security is important to The State Bank that is why we work to shield your accounts from various types of fraud. The bank has features in place that work to help secure and protect your account and personal information.

What the bank does:

Policies and procedures are in place which assists in detecting fraud. In addition, anti-virus software, firewalls, intrusion detection devices are all in place to assist in detecting fraudulent activity. Every year we host employee training to keep employees up to date on security, suspicious activity and fraud. On a daily basis accounts are monitored for different types of fraud. One of the most important things to remember is that we will never contact you via text or e-mail and ask you to submit personal and/or account information.

What you can do:

Most importantly - protect your personal information, name, social security number, account numbers, etc. Do not share your personal identifying information with others and monitor your statements and report any unauthorized activity as soon as possible. If you receive a suspicious email or text, never respond. If it appears to be legitimate, please do not provide personal or account information - it is not worth the risk.

Always be leery of any message that asks for your personal information or that refer you to a website which asks you for personal information and keep your computer protected by anti-virus software. Make certain you are on secure websites when buying or selling over the internet. Finally, if you think your personal computer has been hacked into, take it to a certified computer specialist and have them clean it.

If it looks too good to be true, it is! Check out this Internet Scam.

If you think you've been a victim of frauds involving ATM, Internet, Check, Wire Fraud, or Identity Theft:

Report the fraud immediately to the local authorities, your financial institution and credit card companies. Request a copy of your credit report from any one of the three major credit bureaus. Click this FBI Fraud Alert for more information.

Equifax - 800-685-1111
TransUnion - 800-888-4213
Experian - 888-397-3742

Report any suspicious e-mail or text message, criminals use these two methods of    communication when phishing for personal information.

Phishing: a scam by which an e-mail or text is sent to the user which tricks the user into revealing personal or confidential information (passwords, social security number, account number, etc.)

Call your bank and/or credit card company immediately to cancel card and verify most recent purchases. If you are a victim of identity theft notify the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213. Learn more about Identity Theft Prevention information via video - Personal or Business

For more information on fraud, scams and how to protect your personal information, please visit the following websites:
United States Postal Service
FBI
Mobile Malware
Federal Trade Commission

Please read the following documents for safety tips regarding ATM & Debit Cards and Mobile Banking:
ATM & Debit Card Safety Tips

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