Tag Archives: Customer Protection

Matt Olson

Aug 29 2018

Carbon Monoxide and Your Home


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In Iowa, a law went in to effect July 1, 2018 that requires all homes and apartments with fuel-burning heaters, fireplaces, gas stoves, and/or garages to have a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector. This colorless and odorless gas can be very …
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Matt Olson

Aug 22 2018

Be Aware of Unaffiliated Mortgage Service Solicitations


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Buying a new home is a very exciting time. Within 2-3 weeks of purchase, your new home is processed by the county assessor. Certain pieces of your mortgage information are public record including the borrowers’ name, address, mortgage holder, and …
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Chris Lewis

Apr 25 2018

Identity Theft Series: Protect Yourself Online


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Identity theft is a serious crime that can cost you time, money, lost job opportunities, and credit standing. 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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Chris Lewis

Jan 03 2018

Beware of Tax Identity Theft


Tax Identity Theft

All taxpayers, business owners, and tax preparers should be aware of identity theft scams by people pretending to be IRS representatives through phone calls, text messages, or email communications. Tax related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security …
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Chris Lewis

Nov 27 2017

4 Shopping Tips for Cyber Monday


Shopping Tips for Cyber Monday

If you’re like many Americans, you’ve done some Black Friday shopping, but are now looking for Cyber Monday deals to complete your holiday gift list. As you shop online for deals this Cyber Monday, please keep the following tips in …
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Adam Determann

Nov 01 2017

Protect Your Business Against Email Compromise


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What is Business Email Compromise?  Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses that work with foreign suppliers and/or perform wire transfer payments. The scam is carried out when business email accounts are compromised to conduct unauthorized funds …
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Karissa Wikert

Oct 18 2017

Are you Wintering Outside of Iowa?


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Here are 5 ways to manage our bank accounts remotely and electronically if you’re planning on spending your winter outside of Iowa.

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Jennifer Eden

Sep 06 2017

Turn Your Debit Card On or Off Through Hills Bank Online


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If you’ve ever misplaced or experienced fraudulent activity on your debit card, you can now temporarily turn it on or off through Hills Bank Online or the Hills Bank app.

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Matt Olson

Jul 24 2017

Credit Score Series: Part 1 What Makes Up Your Credit Score


Credit Score Series: What makes up your credit score?

Your credit score directly impacts your ability to get a loan and the rate and terms you pay for those loans. It also plays a role in things like your insurance rates, security deposit needed when you rent an apartment, …
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Danielle McElwee

Apr 17 2017

Business Spotlight: Business Continuity Workshop Wrap-up


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Recently, 20 business owners/managers participated in a Hills Bank Business Academy event to hear Dutch Geisinger and John Halbrook from Safeguard Iowa Partnership discuss keeping businesses opened during emergency situations. Topics covered included why you need a business continuity plan, what a …
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