Our experienced team of professionals has tips and tricks to help make your banking and money management easier. The knowledgeable advice of our bankers can be a valuable resource to help you build a better financial future. Learn from the pros!
Text Message Scams are on the Rise
People have fallen victim to text scams appearing to be from companies like Amazon, FedEx, or Verizon. These messages may look legitimate, but you should be cautious before clicking any links. Here are some things to watch for and think about when receiving a text that could indicate a scam.
5 Tips to Stay Safe on Social Media
Social media provides a great way to connect with our friends and family. However, you should always be cautious about what information you share. Nothing we share on the internet is private, but we can implement these 5 strategies to add layers of protection.
Advice to Keep You Protected
Flatwater Bank is committed to ensuring our cyber security capabilities continue to provide customers with optimal protection from cyber threats. Recent world events are an excellent reminder that we need to be extra vigilant. Here are ways we are protecting your information and strategies you can take to protect yourself.
Make Your Donation Count
People can take advantage of your generous spirit. Instead of your donated funds contributing to a charitable organization, your money can end up in a scammer's bank account. Here are two things to keep in mind to make your donation count.
Love Is In the Air & So Are Romance Scams
According to the Federal Trade Commission, reports of online romance scams have nearly tripled in the past few years. Here’s what you need to know about romance scams to protect your heart…and your finances.
Was Your Information Compromised? Here's What to Do.
Dawson County residents recently received notification of a data security breach where personal information stored by the county was compromised. If you received this notification or are notified by another company of a breach, here are 10 steps we recommend.
How to Avoid Falling Victim to Student Loan Scams
If you have a federal student loan, you will soon be required to begin making repayments starting May 1, 2022. This update is creating a perfect breeding ground for scammers to take advantage of those with student loan debt.
Choosing Beneficiaries for Your HSA
When you set up your HSA, you can choose a beneficiary should you pass on before using all the funds in the account. However, did you know that only surviving spouses named as beneficiaries are able to retain the tax advantages associated with these accounts?
Important Fraud Alert
Recently, we have been made aware of a growing number of “spoofing” attempts being made in the financial industry, including on Flatwater Bank customers. Fraudsters are using falsified caller ID numbers — or what appears to be legitimate text messages — to trick them into providing sensitive information.
Improving Lives Through Education
Our bank is committed to improving the lives of the customers and communities we serve. One way we do this is by providing financial education to local youth.
Paying Scammers with Gift Cards
Gift cards are a popular and convenient way to give someone a gift. They’re also a popular way for scammers to steal money from you. That’s because gift cards are like cash: if you buy a gift card and someone uses it, you probably cannot get your money back. Gift cards are for gifts, not payments. Anyone who demands payment by gift card is always a scammer.
by Jennifer Ballmer, Sr Operations Officcer
Did you know that you can add your Flatwater Bank Visa debit card to the digital or mobile wallet on your mobile device? It’s something Jennifer Ballmer has been using for a while now and loves it. However, she gets asked by people all the time…is it safe?
Money Mule Scams
Learn how to protect yourself from being targeted as a money mule.