Tips and Information to Keep your Finances Secure

Help Prevent Fraud - Enroll your debit cards in smsGuardian

How does smsGuardian help protect you from fraud?
There are certain activities that fraudsters attempt because they are lower risk and usually more successful. When the activities listed below occur, you will receive a text message. If you were using the card, just ignore the text. If you receive a text message and you did NOT use the card, please alert us as soon as possible so we can protect the funds in your account.

Just click here to get started.

Here are the activities that we monitor and alert you for:

  1. International Transactions
  2. Fuel Transactions
  3. Authorizations Greater than $300
  4. 5 or More Transactions in 24 Hours
  5. Card-Not-Present Transactions
  6. Declined Authorizations

Giving the Bounce to Counterfeit Check Scams
Scams Include "International Lotteries," more

Many of you have received e-mails or letters describing untold riches that are yours for the taking -- you won a lottery! Please read the following report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding this important matter -- .pdf file here.

Phishing & Pharming - Know the threat!

A quick primer on identity theft and the policies of your community bank -- find out more here.

Safe Deposit Boxes Now Available

Safe deposit boxes offer an affordable and secure way of storing critical documents. The safety of our vaults protects items in the event of a personal emergency or tragedy.

Boxes start at less than $1.00 per month, charged annually. Sizes vary by location and range from a 3" high by 5" wide box, to a spacious 10"x10" -- perfect for storing numerous items of value.          

The Friendship State Bank is not liable for any losses due to natural disaster or box damage at The Friendship State Bank. 

The contents of Safe Deposit Boxes are NOT FDIC insured.

Protect your personal, non-public information and privacy
Scammer Alert - Please Read!

Just a friendly note to remind you that we will never call or email you requesting your personal account information such as your account number, user name, or password. We may ask you this information when YOU call US, but we will never call or email you for that information. There is currently a wave of scam phone calls affecting another bank in the area, and we wanted to remind you to keep your personal information safe.

Secure-ID account now available with protection!
Worried About Identity Theft?

Click the logo for full information on your
new account for ID-Theft Protection!