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Beware of Phone Phishing Scams

Posted On: October 11, 2022 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: Financial Security

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. And here at Farmers Bank, we are doing all we can to help protect you. One growing fraud tactic is phone scams and spoof calls. In these scams, callers pretend to be your bank, credit card company or other organization to get you to give them personal and financial information. The caller may make claims about the status of your accounts or credit cards. They then ask for your account or credit card information, which they use...

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Don’t Lose Your Money Looking for Love

Posted On: August 30, 2022 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: Financial Security

Social media and dating sites are popular ways to connect with others. However, some people use these sites to scam people. “Sweetheart scams” are on the rise, with fraudsters out to steal your heart – and your money.

How It Works:

Sweetheart scammers create fake online profiles and use various tactics to convince you they are “real” people who develop feelings for you. They may even make promises of love and marriage. After they’ve earned...

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How to Protect Yourself From Fraud: A Refresher

How to Protect Yourself From Fraud: A Refresher

Posted On: September 13, 2021 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: Financial Security

In 2020, Iowans lost more than $17 million to fraud, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission. That’s an increase of nearly 49% from 2019. Those figures only prove how important it is to stay vigilant and know how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

It is unlikely fraud will ever be completely eliminated. Fraudsters adjust their strategies every year and are always on the lookout for new methods to commit crimes. As technology advances, so do these criminal...

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Tips for Choosing a Financial Caregiver

Posted On: March 23, 2021 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: Financial Security

According to the National Council on Aging, almost 90 percent of the financial abuse committed against older Americans is done by someone they know. More than ever, it is imperative for seniors to select a trustworthy person to properly manage their finances and personal affairs.

Fraudsters often prey on seniors experiencing cognitive decline, limited mobility and other disabilities that require them to rely more heavily on others for help. Appointing someone you trust to handle your...

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Security Update - Outdated Browsers

Posted On: August 21, 2020 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: Financial Security, General

As of August 21, 2020 Our Website May Not Be Available On Outdated Browsers

As part of our never-ending quest to keep our site secure, our web service provider will be upgrading the level of security for our website. This may affect some visibility of our website on older web browsers.

How this may impact your access to the Farmers Bank's website?

If you currently are using one of the older versions you may have trouble getting to the Farmers Bank website....

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E-Banking Security

E-Banking Security

Posted On: July 9, 2020 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: Financial Security

Internet Devices & Safe Online Banking  An integrated security approach is the answer! 

Online banking and remote access to financial accounts is part of daily life now — with connections through internet devices such as smartphones, laptops, readers, tablets or desktops — account information is a click away. 

These same devices are used to connect to many other things; like baby monitors, TVs, healthcare data, doorbell cameras, news & information, refrigerators...

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