Category Archives: Fraud Prevention

Chris Lewis

Oct 02 2019

4 Ways to Keep Your Smartphone Secure


Whether you have an iOS or Android device, recent news underscores the importance of securing your device as much as possible – researchers have found that cyberattacks targeting smartphones and other mobile devices have risen by 50% this year.

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Ken Hinrichs

Feb 19 2019

Recent ATM Skimmer Incident

atm skimming device

Hills Bank discovered over the weekend that ATM skimmer devices were placed on two Hills Bank ATMs on different dates in January and February. The impacted ATMs are located at Hills Bank’s North Liberty location at 25 Hwy 965 N …
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Jennifer Eden

Dec 12 2018

4 Helpful Tips When Using Your Debit Card

3 Ways to Avoid Debit Card Fraud

Debit cards are used a lot, especially during the holiday season. Below are some helpful hints while shopping this holiday season.

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Chris Lewis

Apr 25 2018

Identity Theft Series: Protect Yourself Online


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:

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Jay Allpress

Aug 29 2017

How to Spot and Avoid ATM Skimming Devices

 Watch Jay’s video on How to Spot and Avoid ATM Skimming Devices on YouTube: 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 …
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Katie Miller

Jul 06 2015

Learn How Debit Filter Can Help Protect Your Business

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 …
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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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