SBA Preferred Lender
Security Information Center
Farmers State Bank is concerned about security. Please review the
information below to see how we're working to alleviate your concerns,
In the course of a busy day you may write a check at the grocery store,
charge tickets to a ball game, rent a car, mail your tax returns,
change service providers for your cell phone, or apply for a credit
card. Chances are you don’t give these every day transactions a second
thought….. but an Identity Thief does!
the thieves are clever. They can obtain your personal information,
assume your identity and operate silently in the background for months,
or even years without you knowing it.
Don’t wonder. Farmers State Bank is proud to offer FSB Advantage Secure Checking and FSB Legacy Secure Checking products. Both of these accounts offer IDProtect Identity Theft Monitoring and Alerts
along with many other features to help keep you protected and informed.
By being an FSB Advantage Secure or FSB Legacy Secure customer
you get this valuable service as a part of your account benefits and
One way to fight identity theft is by monitoring and reviewing your credit report. AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report and is sponsored by:
FTC also has a website that is a one-stop national resource to learn
about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to
help you Deter, Detect, and Defend against identity theft. While there
are no guarantees about avoiding identity theft, there are steps you
can take to minimize your risk and minimize the damage if a problem
occurs. For more information and to view the site, visit http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/.
- Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) developed a special identity theft Web page
that aggregates a wide range of helpful information resources. The site
provides useful links to regulatory guidance documents, publications,
Web sites and statistics. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime
in the United States, affecting about 5 percent of the population or
approximately 10 million Americans.
- Identity Theft Resource Center
Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nonprofit, nationally
respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and
prevention of identity theft.
- Consumer Sentinel
an innovative, international law enforcement fraud-fighting program.
- Check out these helpful documents courtesy of the American Bankers Association:
Secure eMail Retrieval
is not a secure transmission. Do not send account numbers, social
security numbers or any other private information to Farmers State Bank
or anyone else via email.
However, if you find the need to send or receive confidential information, please set up an account and use our Secure Messenger.
Educate yourself about what happened and how it can affect you.
Bad guys can now use email to try to hijack your personal financial information.
Read on to find out how to protect yourself.
Farmers State Bank
will never initiate a request for sensitive information from you via email (i.e., SSN, password, or account number).
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