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IC3 Releases Scam Alert for Fraudulent Online Advertisements

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a Scam Alert regarding fraudulent ads for normally expensive items, such as cars and boats, at discounted prices. Scam operators often use false contact information linked to reputable online marketplaces to imply that the transaction is legitimate. Consumers fall victim to the scam when… READ MORE AT The… Read more »

Great is Getting Better

Great is about to get better. New online banking is coming soon from the Family of Banks, and you’re going to love it! Your new and improved online banking offers a modern design and is faster and easier to use. Below are just a few of the exciting improvements, but scroll down to our FAQ… Read more »

Bad Credit Can Cost You More on Auto Insurance Premiums

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — You know that having bad credit can increase your auto loan’s interest rate, but did you realize credit problems can in some cases nearly quadruple your car insurance premiums, too? “Most people have no clue that this is happening,” says Odysseas Papadimitriou of market tracker WalletHub, which recently analyzed more than… Read more »

IRS Warns about Phone Scams

IR-2014-81, Aug. 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS. Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date,… Read more »

eSTATEMENTS FROM THE FAMILY OF BANKS

  Q: Did you know?   A: The Family of Banks is able to offer our customers the option to go Paperless! Viewing your statement online is a great way to simplify, organize, and have less waste. Plus, your online statement is protected by your User Name, your  password, secure access codes and our online security…. Read more »

Past, Present & Future: How Money Memories Play Into Financial Success

It seems obvious that the more we learn about money, the more skilled we’ll be at managing it. But recent research suggests the relationship between financial literacy and personal financial health is more complicated than we’ve been led to believe. According to a new study conducted by MagnifyMoney and… Read more at Learnvest.com Following this link… Read more »

Security Alert: Update Your Browser

Dear Account Holders, In the past week an online security vulnerability has been discovered, that has the potential to compromise the computers of account holders accessing the Internet via outdated browsers, such as Internet Explorer versions 5 and 6. In our commitment to your security, and in keeping with industry standards, the Family of Banks will… Read more »

A Simple Antidote to Overspending: Gratitude

Have you ever come home from the grocery store or the mall with something you absolutely don’t need? (We’re looking at you, asparagus peeler.) New research suggests there’s a quick fix—and it’s as simple as pausing to say thanks. That’s according to a study recently published in Psychological Science, which found that feeling grateful can… Read more »