Security State Bank of Fergus Falls

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R U New Event

R U New to Fergus

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Otter Pride Night

Otter Pride Night - September 11th.

  • Otter Gold Gym from 5-7. 
  • Fun House and other games for kids. 
  • Taco in a bag $3.00 -Presented by 544 Foundation.
  • Prior to Kick-off at 7:00 Military, Fire, Police Departments and First Responders will be honored.
  • Halftime – Ceremony to dedicate the field and recognize donors.

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Mobile Banking Is Here!!

Have you been wishing that Security State Bank would get a banking app?  Well, we have one.  If you have an Internet Banking account all you need to do next is download an App from your iPhone or Android phones and begin the greatest mobile banking experience ever.

 Security State Bank of Fergus Falls

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Bank's Business Hours Changing

EXCITING CHANGES AT SECURITY STATE BANK OF FERGUS FALLS

Beginning September 1st, 2015, Security State Bank’s business hours have changed.

Lobby Hours:

  • Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with additional hours available by appointment.

Drive Up Hours:

  • Monday through Friday 7:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - Noon

Walk Up Hours:

  • Monday through Friday 7:45 am - 9:00 and 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - Noon

With these changes our End of Day will be at 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Cutoff times will be extended on most other banking applications.
-see list below-

Bank Cutoff Times:

Bank Cut-off Times

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Vigilance Against Social Media Threats

Cybercriminals view any online activity as an opportunity to get more victims. You can protect your data and devices from all kinds of threats by keeping these best practices in mind:

  • Avoid clicking shortened links from unknown accounts. These can lead to malicious sites.
  • Only add people you actually know to your list of friends or followers. Only following verified accounts is also helpful, especially since fake and possibly malicious accounts run rampant in social networks.
  • Scrutinize promos and deals. If they sound too good to be true, they probably are.
  • Don't rely on social media for updates on current events as this is a common social engineering bait. Visit reputable news sites instead.
  • Think twice before sharing photos and links. You may end up spamming people's feeds if these turn out to be malicious.

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What to do before and after credit fraud

Top 10 Tips:

Before an incident

  1. Make sure all of your computers and mobile devices that you use for online banking and finance are fully up to date for security updates and signatures (and don't use Windows XP after April 2014).
  2. Make sure all of your systems that you use for online banking and finance run mature security packages when they can.
  3. If your credit card company offers an alerting service for suspicious charges, sign up for it.
  4. Consider enrolling in a real-time identity-theft and credit monitoring service.

If an incident occurs

  1. If contacted by your credit card company about a suspicious charge, respond to it immediately. Make sure you verify the phone number they are calling from either on your card or on the card issuer's website.
  2. Work with your credit card company to review all charges and cancel and replace the card right away.
  3. Do a full security scan of all systems you use for online banking and finance.
  4. Consider putting a credit alert in place to help prevent new accounts being opened in your name.
  5. Review your credit report.
  6. Review all of your credit card statements. Consider doing so on a daily or near daily basis after the event.

 

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10 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device

Your mobile device provides access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals. Security State Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information and your money safe.

1. Use the passcode lock on your smartphone and other devices. This will make it more difficult for thieves to acess your information if your device is lost or stolen.

2. Log out completely when you finish a mobile banking session.

3. Protect your phone from viruses and malicious software, or malware, just like you do for your computer by installing mobile security software.

4. Use caution when downloading apps. Apps can contain malicious software, worms, and viruses. Beware of apps that ask for unnecessary "permissions."

5. Download the updates for your phone and mobile apps.

6. Avoid storing sensitive information like passwords or social security number on your mobile device.

7. Tell your financial institution immediately if you change your phone number or lose your mobile device.

8. Be aware of shoulder surfers. The most basic form of information theft is observation. Be aware of your surroundings especially when you're punching in sensitive information.

9. Wipe your mobile device before you donate, sell or trade it using specialized software or using the manufacturer's recommended technique. Some software allows you to wipe your device remotely if it is lost or stolen.

10. Report any suspected fraud to your bank immediately.

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