Consumer Alerts

July 15th, 2016

Wendy’s Compromise

Wendy's has confirmed a data breach. Cards used at affected Wendy's locations from December 2015 to June 2016 may be compromised. To ensure the security of our customers' financial information, First Mid will reissue debit cards to customers affected by ...

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January 28th, 2016

Scam Phone calls from “IRS”

Police in the area say that people are being harassed by callers asking for delinquent federal tax payments. The scammers are threatening to have the residents sued or jailed if a fee is not paid immediately. Note: This is a ...

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December 31st, 2015

Don’t be a victim of Holiday Refund Scams

Emails which seem to come from retail chains or e-commerce companies may claim there's a "wrong transaction" and ask you to click a refund link. However, when you do that and are asked to fill out a form, the personal ...

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December 18th, 2015

Computer Repair Scam Warning

Please be aware of a current scam involving home computer repair. Scammers are contacting individuals stating their computer is broken and they need access to get into the computer to repair it. By doing this, scammers can obtain the information ...

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September 9th, 2014

Home Depot Compromise

Home Depot has confirmed the data breach. Additional information about the breach may be found on their website. Home Depot Update - September 18, 2014: We are in the process of notifying customers as we receive notification from VISA. We ...

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April 9th, 2014


As you may have heard, there was recently a global announcement regarding a vulnerability within the internet. This “bug” has been nicknamed Heartbleed. Our security team has tested our systems to ensure that our websites are secure. This security issue ...

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December 24th, 2013

Update on Target Compromise

To ensure the safety of our customers who used their First Mid debit card at a Target store between November 27th and December 15th, we have blocked signature-based transactions on these cards and have reordered. Until they receive their new ...

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December 19th, 2013

Debit Card/Credit Card compromise

We have been made aware of a Debit Card/Credit Card compromise at the nationwide retail giant Target between November 27th (Black Friday weekend) and December 15th. At this time, the breach appears to have occurred at their physical store locations ...

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November 9th, 2013

Debit Card Fraud Alert:

We are currently experiencing increased debit card fraud activity, along with many other banks throughout our market area. During incidents of heightened fraud, we will implement additional procedures to protect our customers. At this time, we have blocked signature based ...

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April 25th, 2013

Fraudulent Text Message Alert

We have been notified that some customers have received a text message stating the following:“This is a First Mid Illinois Alert – your card has been temporarily deactivated. Please call 217-577-5646 to activate your card.” When calling the number, the ...

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