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North Brookfield Savings Bank Recommends Ways to Avoid Fake Check Scams

Check scams are gaining in popularity and are more increasingly difficult to detect. There are many variations of the “fake check scam”, but the common link between all of them is a stranger proposing to send the victim a check and have the victim wire money in return. The stranger may be someone offering to buy something you advertised for […]

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NBSB Warns Older Americans about Grandparent Scam

The next time you receive a frantic call from someone saying they are your family member or grandchild and they are desperately asking for money, make sure it’s actually your grandchild who’s calling. The “grandparent scam,” is a form of financial abuse that deliberately targets older Americans using impersonation tactics. To commit this scam, which is also known as a […]

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The Equifax Data Breach Settlement – What You Need to Know

In September 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of approximately 147 million people. The company has agreed to a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which includes up to $425 million to help consumers affected by the data breach. If your data was impacted by the Equifax data […]

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NBSB’s Recommended Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. North Brookfield Savings Bank recommends the following tips to help keep your information safe online:   Keep your computers and mobile devices up to date. Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats. Turn on automatic updates so […]

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NBSB Provides Tips for Preventing Financial Abuse Among Elderly

In an effort to stop financial fraud that victimizes senior citizens, North Brookfield Savings Bank is offering some helpful guidelines. Every year, millions of senior citizens are victims of financial fraud. In fact, studies show elder financial abuse costs seniors approximately $2.9 billion annually. NBSB is urging older customers and their trusted caregivers to safeguard all personal information and stay […]

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NBSB’s Recommended Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device

Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals. North Brookfield Savings Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe.   Use the passcode lock on your smartphone and other devices. This will make it more difficult […]

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NBSB Recommends 5 Helpful Hints to Spot a Lottery Scam

A top priority of North Brookfield Savings Bank is to provide quality protection and customer service. Instances where individuals have fallen victim to lottery scams perpetuated through faulty checks or award letters are increasing, and the Bank is taking this opportunity to alert the public in the event they should find themselves in this unfortunate situation. In 2014, according to […]

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NBSB Suggests 7 Ways to Avoid Online Fraud with Holiday Shopping

With more and more holiday shopping being completed online each year, North Brookfield Savings Bank continues to bring awareness to the important topic of cybersecurity by highlighting seven tips to help its community members protect themselves from online fraud. Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2014 consumers lost […]

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NBSB Issues High-Tech Chip Debit Cards for Added Customer Security

In order to increase customer security when using its debit cards, North Brookfield Savings Bank has begun issuing debit cards with embedded computer chips called EMV chips. Across the country, a transition to EMV chip cards began in October 2015, encouraging merchants and financial institutions countrywide to deploy the new cards. An extremely significant improvement in customer security, the EMV chip […]

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