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


You’re running late, the bank closes in ten minutes, and you just can’t decide which pair of shoes go with plaid. Then it hits you, are these clothes “bank appropriate”? Are elevator shoes reasonable to wear when cashing a check? While we can’t make fashion choices for you, we have the inside scoop on things… Read More


A recent report finds that illegal card skimming continues to grow and has costed consumers more than $2 billion. Skimming is big business, netting crooks an average of $50,000 ($50,000!) each time. Unfortunately, skimming is an increasingly popular method for thieves to steal credit or debit card numbers and PINs, where cardholders swipe to pay… Read More


  Passwords are common place tool we use every day in life. They are designed to keep the bad guys out of our bank accounts, email addresses, computers, iPads, iPhones etc. In general password do a pretty good job of keeping your information secured, as long as we follow some best practices with them. Here… Read More


Did you know identity thefts occur more in the summer than any other season?  In fact, there’s been a significant increase in identity theft cases—over the summer travel season—since 2010. According to the US Travel Insurance Association (USTIA), the increase in social media, mobile capabilities and lax consumer behavior are responsible for the spike. Because… Read More