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Recent News

2018

Donation requests often increase during the holidays. If you're prompted to donate, we recommend first checking out the charity with these reliable organizations:

Find out if the charity or fundraiser must be registered in your state by contacting the National Association of State Charity Officials. If they should be registered, but they’re not, consider donating through another charity.

What to Do - Facebook Breach

What to Do After a Data Breach

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Defend Against Ransomware

Protect Yourself From Tech Support Scammers

Getting Business Credit

Merchants Beware: New “Free Money from the Government” Scam May Cost You

Is your business prepared for an emergency? Is your data?

2017

PA Bankers Association Offers Identity Theft Protection Tips to Consumers This Holiday Season

The Equifax Data Breach - What to Do

Credit Card Breach at Kmart Stores

A New Website for Protecting Small Businesses

Fast Food Chain Arby's Acknowledges Breach 

IRS, States and Tax Industry Renew Alert about Form W-2 Scam Targeting Payroll, Human Resource Departments 

Helpful Resources

Consumer Resources

Financial Abuse Resources for Seniors

Credit Agencies

  • Equifax 
    • Report Fraud: 800-525-6285
    • Order a Credit Report: 800-685-1111
  • Experian 
    • Report Fraud: 888-397-3742
    • Order a Credit Report: 888-397-3742
  • TransUnion 
    • Report Fraud: 800-680-7289
    • Order a Credit Report: 800-916-8800

Debit Card Security

FRAUD - it's everywhere. 

This extra level of security protects your identity by ensuring you are the person behind the purchase!

While making purchases online, you may be prompted for a special and unique one-time password to complete your purchase. This instant password will be sent to you via text message. Simply enter the password on your screen and continue with your purchase.

What if you don’t have a cell phone? Well, then the system will ask you knowledge-based questions to verify your identity. For example, you could be asked to provide your address, zip code or birthdate.

We are confident this extra layer of security will help keep our valued customers safe when they choose to make purchases online with their debit card. As always, if you ever have questions about your debit card transactions or this new security measure, please stop by any First Citizens branch, or give us a call at (800) 326-9486.

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