Category Archives: Fraud Prevention

Katie Miller

Jul 06 2015

Learn How Debit Filter Can Help Protect Your Business


debit-filter

In today’s world, businesses are often targets of hackers. If you’re a business owner, you can add an additional layer of fraud protection to your business accounts by using Debit Filter. Watch this video to learn how Debit Filter can …
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Jay Allpress

Jun 24 2015

How to Spot and Avoid ATM Skimming Devices


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Watch Jay’s video on How to Spot and Avoid ATM Skimming Devices on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIBK3gVMX5k Criminals use skimming techniques to install hidden devices on ATM or cash machines to obtain card information and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). Oftentimes, these devices are …
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Jay Allpress

Feb 02 2015

Top 5 Phishing Lures Affecting Hills Bank Customers


Top 5 Phishing Lures Affecting Hills Bank Customers

There are so many types of phishing trends. The bad guys have a tackle box full of different types of lures designed to get people to click links, open attachments, and potentially provide personal information. Below are the top 5 …
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Todd Shaull

Dec 10 2014

3 Ways to Avoid Debit Card Fraud


3 Ways to Avoid Debit Card Fraud

Debit cards are used a lot, especially during the holiday season. Consider the following to reduce risk of becoming a fraud victim when making purchases with your debit card.

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Deb Guinn

Apr 02 2014

How to Avoid Online Classified Scams


Classified Ads

Recently, I’ve encountered several victims of a classified ad scam. A majority of these are college students looking for employment online through classified ad websites and have been scammed into doing work in exchange for fake checks from banks that …
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Jay Allpress

Mar 05 2014

Microsoft Discontinues Support of Windows XP and Office 2003


Windows XP

Effective April 8, 2014, Microsoft will discontinue support of Windows XP and Office 2003. If your organization has not started the migration to a newer version you will want to soon. To ensure you remain on supported versions of Windows …
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Jay Allpress

Feb 12 2014

6 Ways to Protect Yourself Online


Protect Yourself Online

Identity theft is a serious crime that can cost you time, money, lost job opportunities, and destroy credit. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) an estimated 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. (source: ftc.gov)

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Jay Allpress

Jan 21 2014

Credit Monitoring is Good, But It Must Be Combined With Diligent Account Monitoring


Credit Monitoring and Account Monitoring are Important for Customer Protection.

Since Target has confirmed a data breach at their store locations last month, there has been a lot of discussion about fraud and identity theft. What happened at Target stores during November 27 – December 15 is known as existing …
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