US Treasury Letter

We are receiving calls and questions this month from some who have received a letter from the US Treasury.

Scam of the Week: Phishing with Phony Loans

A year into the pandemic, bad guys continue to target struggling organizations. A recent example is a phishing email targeting those in the United States. Impersonating a bank, the sender offers loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is a real relief fund that is backed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), but the email is nothing short of a scam.

eBanking update 01/17/2021

Due to our eBanking vendor needing to complete a system update, starting @ 7pm EST. for approx 2 hours users will experience delays with receiving One Time PIN and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA) emails/texts along with texts and emails regarding account activity. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Debit card fraud out of Ohio

We are seeing an increase in debit card fraud out of Ohio. For your protection, we implemented a transaction blocking rule for fast food and retail merchants for the state of Ohio. With this transaction blocking rule, you will be required to use your PIN number if you travel to Ohio and make purchases for fast food or are shopping at places like Target and Walmart. It is critical that you call us to put travel notes on your account before you travel, and that you  know your PIN number for your debit card.

Select Branch Lobbies Closing on Monday, October 12.

Due to increased COVID-19 cases in Cass County and internally at Security Federal Savings Bank, we have made the decision to close Logansport Main and Mall, Kokomo Boulevard, Lafayette, and West Lafayette branch lobbies effective Monday, October 12.

Please click here to see full details. 

Safari version 14 alert will display for subscribers

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, when subscribers log in to their bill pay accounts, they will see an alert notice regarding Safari version 14.

Apple will be releasing version 14 of the browser sometime in the next several weeks. The date has not yet been announced. We are being proactive in planning for the release, researching and testing how the updated browser and its restrictions will interact with our bill pay services.

Scam of the Week: Smishing for Access to Your Bank Account

Emails are a quick and easy way for cybercriminals to phish for your information—but it’s not their only tool. Smishing, or SMS Phishing, is another way the bad guys try to trick you. Many of us are used to receiving legitimate promotions, reminders, and security notifications via text message. These messages—both real and fake—are brief and often include links, so it can be difficult to spot a smishing attempt.