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Fraud Prevention and Safety Tips

Protect yourself and your account from fraud and identity theft with these simple steps:

Monitor your accounts regularly

Report unauthorized transactions to your financial institution immediately so that we may take the necessary steps to prevent further fraudulent charges.

Keep your contact information up to date

We contact you quickly in the event suspicious activity is detected on your account. Be sure you have notified your financial institution if your contact information has changed to avoid interruption with your account.

Create strong passwords

A strong password is a strong defense against hackers.

Never give out your account information over the phone

We will never contact you and ask you to provide your account #, PIN, or Password! If you receive a call or any sort of notification asking you to provide your account information, contact your financial institution immediately!

Download the Brella™ App

Brella™ is a free mobile app that helps protect you from debit card fraud by sending alerts when there is suspicious activity. It also gives you the ability to turn your card off if you suspect fraud or your card has been lost or stolen. You can then turn it on when the coast is clear. Click here to learn more about Brella™

View the Fraud Prevention and Identity Theft Resources page for a number of useful tips and tools to help you recognize fraud and prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

Additional Resources

Recognize Fraud When You See It

Know Your Scams: phishing, vishing and smishing

Fraud Prevention and Identity Theft Resources


The material provided on this website is for informational use only and is not intended for financial, tax or investment advice. First State Bank assumes no liability for any loss or damage resulting from one’s reliance on the material provided. Please also note that such material is not updated regularly and that some of the information may not therefore be current. Consult with your own financial professional and tax advisor when making decisions regarding your financial situation.

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