Sporting lovable personalities and a willingness to show unconditional love and loyalty, it’s no wonder dogs are a human’s best friend. Unfortunately, fraudsters know this too, and they use a variety of tactics to take advantage of unsuspecting dog lovers looking to purchase a pooch. However, you can avoid scams by following these basic guidelines.… Read More


Unfortunately, when disaster strikes, criminals often use tragedies to exploit those who want to help. Donation fraud can happen at any time and has become even easier to commit because of current technology. With the Marshall and Middle Fork fires in Colorado, FirstBank is here to help protect you from scammers who want to take… Read More


Every day, thousands of people fall victim to phishing scams —fraudulent emails, texts, and calls from scammers. The Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $1.9 billion to these phishing schemes and other fraud in 2019 — and the ongoing pandemic has only increased the threat. Moreover, the online shopping surge during the… Read More


The banking industry has recently seen an increase in attempted check fraud, and FirstBank is dedicated to helping our customers prevent these types of attacks. No matter the size, location, or industry, any company can fall victim. There are several tactics to effectively avoid fraud, but it can be overwhelming when you don’t know what… Read More


Recientemente, el sector bancario ha notado un aumento en los intentos de fraude con cheques y FirstBank está comprometido a ayudar a nuestros clientes a prevenir este tipo de ataques. Cualquier empresa, sin importar su tamaño, ubicación o industria, puede ser víctima de fraude. Hay varias tácticas para evitar el fraude eficazmente, pero puede resultar… Read More


Los adultos mayores son abuelos, vecinos, amigos y miembros respetados de nuestra sociedad. Lamentablemente, también son los más vulnerables al abuso financiero. Según el Consejo Nacional sobre el Envejecimiento (National Council on Aging, NCOA), hasta cinco millones de adultos mayores experimentan algún tipo de abuso financiero, lo que le cuesta a los estadounidenses de edad… Read More


Según el FBI, las estafas románticas y las estafas de confianza similares cuestan a los consumidores más dinero que cualquier otro tipo de fraude por Internet. Pero el amor no tiene por qué significar pérdida. Estamos aquí para ayudarlo con seis consejos para evitar que se convierta en víctima de una estafa romántica. … Read More


It seems that love is logging in online. Before you run off to create your dating profile, consider the possible risks. We’re here to help with five tips to avoid becoming a victim of a romance scam.… Read More


Millennials are widely — and correctly — regarded as tech-savvy, digital enthusiasts. But when it comes to e-commerce, the surprising truth is that millennials are 25% more likely to report losing money to fraud than people over the age of 40, according to the FTC. Analysts have suggested that traits unique to the millennial generation… Read More


You take precautions to avoid card fraud. You’re careful where you shop online, you filter out robocalls and you use cash when you can. But did you know that something as simple as getting gas may leave you vulnerable to skimming? What is skimming? Skimming is a kind of fraud where fraudsters use a device… Read More