Recognize Fraud When You See It

Posted on May 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM by First State Bank

Recognizing fraud isn’t always easy, but knowing what to look for can help you avoid becoming a target. Common types of scams will target you with emails (a technique known as phishing), text messages (smishing) or voice calls (vishing).

First State Bank will never ask you to provide your Social Security number, ATM or debit card PIN or any other sensitive information in response to an email or text. If you receive an email or text from First State Bank and you’re unsure if it’s real, don’t click on any links!

Worried you may have fraudulent activity on your account?

What to look for

Any unauthorized transaction on your account statements. Monitor your statements regularly and set up alerts to inform you of any account activity that looks suspicious. If you do see a suspicious transaction contact us immediately.

Local First State Bank Phone Number If you need to cancel lost or stolen ATM or debit cards during bank hours.
(800) 383-8000 SHAZAM - If you need to cancel lost or stolen ATM or debit cards after bank hours.
(855) 219-5399 SHAZAM Fraud Operations - If your card is not working and you suspect fraud.
(800) 717-4923 SHAZAM- If you need to activate your debit card or change your PIN


Other signs of fraud include
  • Being denied credit unexpectedly.
  • Receiving credit cards you never applied for.
  • Receiving calls from collection agencies seeking payment for items you never purchased.

Any of these could be signals that you've been the victim of phishing, vishing or smishing techniques.

The best ways to avoid account fraud include following these steps you can take now to increase your security.

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.

Categories: Fraud Prevention