Tag Archives: Customer Protection

Chris Lewis

Nov 27 2019

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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Matt Olson

Aug 05 2019

Be Aware of Unaffiliated Mortgage Service Solicitations


Buying a new home is a very exciting time. Within two-three weeks of purchase, your new home is processed by the county assessor. Certain pieces of your mortgage information are public record, including the borrower’s name, address, mortgage holder, and …
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Adam Determann

Apr 11 2019

Protect Your Business Against Email Compromise


What is Business Email Compromise? Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses that perform wire transfers and/or ACH payments. The scam is carried out when business email accounts are compromised to conduct unauthorized funds transfers, most commonly, …
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Chris Lewis

Mar 11 2019

Be Aware of Pre-Screened Credit and Insurance Offers


Many of us have received unsolicited mail sent from credit and/or insurance companies (whom we have no prior relationship with) that have ‘pre-approved’ or ‘pre-qualified’ in large, bold, bright writing at one time or another. Learn what these offers mean, …
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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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Chris Lewis

Jan 14 2019

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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Ken Hinrichs

Dec 21 2018

Security Notice: Bruegger’s Bagels Data Breach


Bruegger’s Bagels revealed that it had experienced a data breach between August 28, 2018 and December 3, 2018 that exposed some of their customers’ data including name, card number, expiration date, and card security code. A list of affected locations …
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Jennifer Eden

Oct 08 2018

Hills Bank Online: Transaction Dispute


Did you know that you can dispute transactions on your account within online banking?  Learn more about disputing transactions within Hills Bank Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j28FH7696ec

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Jennifer Eden

Oct 01 2018

Debit Card Text Fraud Alerts Coming Soon!

As an additional layer of protection for our customers, we are adding Text Fraud Alerts to Hills Bank debit cards. When suspicious activity is detected on your debit card, you’ll receive a text alert.

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Matt Olson

Aug 29 2018

Carbon Monoxide and Your Home


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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