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Protecting You, Your Family and Your Business

Resources for keeping your private information private, so you can have confidence that you are protected.

Fraud Prevention Resources

If at any time you think your confidential information has been compromised, please contact us at 800.711.BANK (2265). You can also follow the FTC's Guide for understanding what to do depending on what information the fraudster has, and review ways we can combat fraud together through added debit card security and mobile wallets. 

As a reminder, we will never call and ask you for personal information like your debit card PIN. Even if the call appears to be coming from our phone number, 1-800-711-2265, do not provide personal information. If someone calls asking for this information, just hang up. 

Please check here regularly for more information about protecting yourself and follow us on social media.

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Implement Cybersecurity Measures

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency provides the following tips to protect your business from cyber threats. Learn more.

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Avoid Account Takeover Fraud

Understanding what account takeover fraud is and how to avoid it. Learn more.

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Shop With Confidence

Make online purchases with confidence thanks to Mastercard's® Click to Pay feature. Learn more.

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FTC Tips for Avoiding Scams

Here's how the FTC is protecting us including tips on avoiding Coronavirus scams. Learn more.

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PA Unemployment Fraud Alert

The PA Department of Labor & Industry has discovered attempts by scammers to try and steal COVID-19 unemployment benefits. Learn more.

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Scams Targeted at Older Adults

In grandparent scams, scammers pose as panicked grandchildren in trouble, calling or sending messages urging you to wire money immediately. Learn more.

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Protecting Your Finances

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a go-to site for Coronavirus-related scams and protection tips. Learn more.

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Protecting Kids Online

Adults can help reduce the risks by talking to kids about making safe and responsible decisions. Learn more.


60 and over in the time of COVID-19?

Find out more how scammers are targeting individuals 60 and older during the Coronavirus pandemic and how you can protect yourself. Learn more.


Fraud Prevention Tips
  • Regularly update your passwords for any online accounts. View tips.
  • Ensure operating systems and applications are updated to the most current versions to avoid work at home scams.
  • Be suspicious of unsolicited contact via email or social media from any individual you do not know personally. View the Top 11 Scams.
  • Never provide personal information to anyone over the phone unless you initiate the call and you know the company is reputable.
  • Tear or shred account statements, canceled checks, pre-approved credit card offers or anything else with personal information.
  • Carry only identification, bank and credit cards that are necessary. Do not write down Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) - memorize them instead.
  • Keep track of billing cycles and notify the company you are paying immediately if anything questionable appears on your statement or if your bill isn't on time.
  • Do not write your credit card or driver's license number on your checks.
  • Provide your Social Security number only when necessary and keep your card in a safe place.
  • If you want to be sure to protect physical possessions, you can talk with us about opening a safe deposit box. Contact us today.

Additional Fraud Resources

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Work At Home Scams

Work At Home Scams
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Home Repair Scams

Home Repair Scams
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Health Care Scams

Health Care Scams
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Common Elderly Scams

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Online Dating Scams

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Fake Check Scams

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Protect Your Business From Fraud

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