Fraudulent Cashiers’ Checks
Fraudulent Cashiers’ Checks are being circulated via Craig’s List and eBay transactions as well as “work-at-home” ads. Customers are encouraged to call 1-888-868-3858 to validate the legitimacy of any Peoples Security Bank Cashiers’ Checks prior to acceptance from a third party.
Debit Card Text Alert
A small number of Peoples Security Bank customers have reported receiving a text that reads “Error on Card Activity” and asking them to call a specific number in order to manage the problem. Please do not provide any information regarding your debit card over the telephone. Visit or call your local branch or 1-888-868-3858 for any assistance with your PSB&T Debit Card.
Debit Card Fraud Activity - October 2015
Over the past weekend some customers of Peoples Security Bank, as well as many non-customers with no affiliation with our bank, received automated phone calls from an unknown fraudster purporting to be from Peoples Security Bank. The message states that the customer’s debit card had been locked and then prompted them to press 1 for security where they were asked to enter their debit card number and personal identification number (PIN). These calls were not initiated by Peoples Security Bank and are fraudulent. This is a blanket, robotic Phishing scam and in no way is it linked to a breach of bank information.
Those customers who did enter their debit card number and associated PIN may have experienced some loss of funds as a result of this fraudulent activity. Customers who entered card information should immediately call 888.868.3858 or visit any branch office to deactivate the card.
The majority of customers contacted did not enter their debit card number or PIN when asked thereby ending the call and preventing any fraud. Access to our customer’s funds only resulted in loss of funds if the customer provided their debit card number and PIN during the fraudulent telephone call.
According to Craig W. Best, President & CEO, “Protecting our customers’ assets is our top priority. Our Information Technology & Security Departments work diligently with our core processor to provide the highest level of protection at all times. Nationally, debit and credit card fraud hit a 20 year high in 2015. Fraudsters continue to challenge financial institutions with various types of fraud. We regret this unfortunate incident and caution all customers to never provide their account, debit or credit card numbers over the phone unless the call is being initiated by them personally.”
For more information please contact us at: 888.868.3858
Fraudulent Cashier’s Checks bearing the Peoples Security Bank & Trust name
ALERT: Please be aware that fraudulent Peoples Security Bank cashier’s checks have been found to be involved with EBay and Craig’s List transactions. Anyone questioning the validity of a Peoples Security Bank Cashier’s Check can call 1-888-868-3858, option# 4 for our Customer Service Department.
Important Customer Information
If you experience difficulty using your debit card at a retailer, please conduct the transaction using your PIN number to complete the sale.
There have been numerous issues across the State regarding the use of debit cards for credit transactions. Using your PIN number will ensure the transaction will be completed in a secure manner.
Target Security Breach: What you need to know.
We recommend that you closely review the following information. If you used your Peoples debit card between November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013 at any Target location your debit card may have been compromised. This does not include Target locations in Canada or Target.com.
If you discover any suspicious or unusual activity on your accounts or suspect fraud, be sure to report it to us immediately. In addition, you may contact the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) or law enforcement to report incidents of identity theft or to learn about steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft. To learn more, you can go to the FTC’s Web site, at www.consumer.gov/idtheft, or call the FTC, at (877) IDTHEFT (438-4338) or write to Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580.
You may also periodically obtain credit reports from each nationwide credit reporting agency. If you discover information on your credit report arising from a fraudulent transaction, you should request that the credit reporting agency delete that information from your credit report file. In addition, under federal law, you are entitled to one free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies. You may obtain a free copy of your credit report by going to www.AnnualCreditReport.com or by calling (877) 322-8228.
Below are the numbers for the credit reporting agencies:
- Equifax: (800) 525-6285
- Experian: (800) 397-3742
- TransUnion: (800) 680-7289
Target Cards Compromised 2013
ALERT: Target Red Cards have potentially been compromised. If you have a Red Card, please contact Target at 1.888.755.5856 and continue to monitor your Peoples account. If you have used your Peoples Debit Card at Target between November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013, and have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Peoples branch.