Our lobbies are open
Safety is our top priority at First & Peoples Bank and Trust Company. While we encourage our customers to continue using our Touch Screen Teller machines for contact free transactions, we have opened our branch lobbies for regular business hours.
We will be social distancing to keep everyone safe. Please limit the number of customers in the lobby at one time and follow the floor spacing markers. We will be wearing masks and ask that our customers do the same.
We want to keep our customers happy and healthy!
Although scammers and fraudsters can act at any time, a pandemic is a critical situation they can exploit.
Steven Merrill of the FBI's Financial Crimes Section says "Unfortunately, criminals are very opportunistic. They see a vulnerable population out there that they can prey upon. People are scared and looking for help. Peoples are trying to protect themselves and their families. There may be an extra level of desperation right now that may cause someone to make an emotional decision that could make them a victim."
Avoid becoming another victim by arming yourself with knowledge. Below is an article from the September issue of the banking magazine Access. Click the link below to read about the most popular Coronavirus scams so you can avoid them.
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As best stated by Benjamin Franklin, "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." This quote rings very true pertaining to the protection of your personal and banking information. Be in-the-know and don't be a victim!
Read about popular scams in this publication by the FDIC Consumer News. The goal of FDIC Consumer News is to deliver timely, reliable and innovative tips and information about financial matters, free of charge. To find current and past issues, visit www.fdic.gov/consumernews.
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