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[3.8.2022] If you own or work for a small business, be sure to stay informed about common scams.  Knowledge is the best protection.  Here is an informative article from the Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/19932-bbb-warning-businesses-dont-fall-for-that-scam

[2.24.2022] The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Officials from multiple US agencies and banks are monitoring the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine to get ready for potential economic sanctions or cyberattacks.  Bank 34 is monitoring the conflict as well and will continue to be strategic with our technology including our network, website, electronic banking, debit cards, endpoint cyber defense software, offensive and defensive cybersecurity services, incident response, threat hunting and cybersecurity training.  At this time, we would like to remind our clients and everyone to take time to evaluate and be vigilant when opening any emails that you receive from unknown senders.  If in doubt, do not open any attachments or click on links and delete the email. 

[2.18.2022] New scam alert from the Better Business Bureau – Vintage shopping ads.  Learn how to protect yourself from them:  https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/26491-bbb-scam-alert-misleading-ads-trick-online-shoppers-into-buying-phony-vintage-goods

[2.14.2022] Protect your heart…and your wallet.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, there has been a 48 percent increase in reported romance frauds since 2020.  Learn how online scammers are taking advantage of lonely hearts and how to protect yourself with the #1 tip for avoiding a romance scam. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/what-you-need-know-about-romance-scams

 

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