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!
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.
No Money, Honey.
It's never too late to find love, but remember that scammers are out to steal your heart and your money! If someone you haven't met in person asks you for money, IT IS A SCAM. In 2020, people reported $304 million in losses to romance scams. No matter the story, never send money to someone you haven't met. If you are thinking your situation is different, it's not. Talk to someone you trust and share your situation. Read on to learn more about what you need to know about romance scams.
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.