Tis the Season to Beware of Scams

The holidays are meant to be a joyous time, but that can change quickly when you or a loved one falls victim to scammers.

The good news is, it’s easy to protect yourself with these simple steps:

1.      Don’t open or click on links in emails or text messages you aren’t expecting


2.      If you receive a call from a retailer, and you’re not sure whether it’s legitimate, hang up. Don’t give out any information, and call the business’s known customer service number to verify if the retailer really is trying to reach you.


3.      Keep track of your wallet and credit cards at all times! It’s easy to set these things down while you’re at a register, or looking for your car keys. But take the time to put your cards and wallet away each time, so you always know where they are.

If you fear you might have been the victim of a scam, don’t wait until it hits your bank account! Call us right away, so we can help. And be sure to sign up for safety features like online banking, mobile banking and debit card text alerts, so you can always be in the know about your accounts.