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Phishing: Don't Take the Bait

Phishing is when you get emails, texts, or calls that seem to be from companies or people you know. But they're actually from scammers. They want you to click on a link or give personal information (like a password) so that they can steal your money or identity, and maybe get access to your computer. 

THE BAIT

Scammers use familiar company names or pretend to be somone you know. 

Cybersecurity for small business: Email authentication

As a business person, you know about phishing, of course. At first glance, the email looks like it comes from a recognized company, complete with a familiar logo, slogan, and URL. But it’s really from a cyber crook trying to con consumers out of account numbers, passwords, or cash. In addition to the serious injury these scams inflict on consumers, there’s another victim of phishing: the reputable business whose good name was stolen by the scammer.

Closed on Presidents Day

The bank will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents Day. 

El Banco estará cerrado el lunes, 18 de febrero en observancia del día de los presidentes.

All branches CLOSED 1/30/2019

Due to inclement weather, all branch locations will be closed Wednesday, January 30th. We take the safety of our team and our customers very seriously, and encourage you not to travel today if you can avoid doing so. Stay warm!

Scam of the Week: Look Out for Social Security Number Scams

The bad guys have come up with a scam to steal your Social Security Number (SSN). These fraudulent vishing, or “voice phishing” attempts often appear to come from the actual Social Security Administration (SSA) number–but the scammers are faking it.

When you answer the phone, the bad guys claim that your SSN has been suspended due to suspicious activity or involvement in criminal activity. They’ll also claim your bank account will be seized, to shock you into action. The scammers will then ask you to confirm your SSN in order to reactivate it–don’t fall for this trick!

Notification of Change in eBanking - eStatement enrollment begins 1/9/19 - SFSB

We have enhanced our eBanking service effective 1/9/2019. Users can now access 18 months of eStatements through eBanking and may choose to have statements sent monthly via email.

Current eBanking customers, we will initiate your enrollment to our enhanced eBanking 1/9/2019. Please watch your email that is linked to your eBanking account for an email that will be sent to you from Security Federal Savings Bank. The email will be come from info@secfedbank.com. Emails will be sent on or after 1/9/2019. 

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch out for W2 and Tax Fraud Phishing

The bad guys are starting their tax scams early this season! All employees should look out for urgent emails and phone calls supposedly coming from the IRS or tax-related companies in the next few months.


For all employees, if you receive a phone call from the IRS claiming you owe back taxes and must pay, don’t fall for it. This is a common scam that they try every year.

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Extortion is Back Again!

Extortion scams are back and they are getting more and more dangerous. This time, the bad guys are sending out emails, claiming they have a video of you watching an inappropriate website and then prompting you to download that video and see it for yourself.

But if you do, your computer gets infected with ransomware!

Here are some things you can do to avoid becoming a victim of extortion:

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Think Before You Shop!

The bad guys are taking advantage of mobile shoppers this holiday season! By using mobile apps, they can trick you into giving your personal information or installing malware onto your smartphone. This can give them access to your credit card information or lock your smartphone with ransomware, forcing you to pay a fee to unlock it. To stay safe this year, never download apps from offers that sound too good to be true, never download from unofficial app stores, and do your research.

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