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Consumer Alerts

October 12th, 2017

Wire Fraud Notice

The bank has received reports that cyber criminals are targeting businesses with "spoofed", or fake, emails, which appear to be sent from their financial institution.  These emails are well crafted and are sent from similar looking email addresses, but use ...

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September 29th, 2017

Fraudulent Text Alert

Some customers have reported receiving fraudulent text messages which purport to come from First Mid.  These texts are from a random address at vzw.com, such as 7ff4jf2c3@vzw.com.  The text says that it is an urgent message and includes a link. Please ...

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September 15th, 2017

Equifax Data Breach – Protect Yourself

The recent data breach at Equifax was massive and affects a large portion of Americans.  You may be wondering if you are affected and what you should do to protect yourself.  This information should answer these questions and help you ...

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September 8th, 2017

Equifax Data Breach

Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, recently announced that its computer systems had been breached by hackers earlier this summer. Records of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers have been compromised, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, ...

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August 15th, 2017

Creating Strong Passwords

You likely use a password to access numerous systems, multiple times, each day.  Unfortunately, passwords are also one of the weakest points of system security.  Cyber criminals have tools which allow them to guess millions of passwords every second.  Using ...

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