MUNSTER, Ind. - First Merchants Bank is offering free document destruction services at multiple locations in Porter and Lake County banking centers in Indiana in the next few weeks.
Bring up to 4 boxes of documents for free shredding. Our shredding truck will shred your documents on the spot! The event is free and open to the public!
Upcoming Shred events:
Discount tickets for the September 12-13 event are available at Indianapolis-area First Merchants locations! Get $5 off your VIP ticket while supplies last, or buy them online using the link below.
DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Bellmont High School graduate Seth King. Seth will be a freshman at IPFW in Fort Wayne this fall, pursuing a degree in Business. Seth is the son of Eric and Gwen King.
MUNCIE, Ind. - Be aware that the criminals calling your cell phones and home phones are adding a new feature to their attempts to get your information. They are masking the phone number to show your own number; it looks like your phone is calling you. They are betting that you’ll be more likely to answer and respond to a call if it is your own phone number if for no other reason other than curiosity.
MUNCIE, Ind. - The FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) are warning businesses that a specific email fraud scam is escalating. This scam normally involves a person receiving an email at their business address that seems to be a legitimate invoice from a vendor requesting payment via a wire transfer to a designated bank account. The FBI reports that the emails are altered to make it difficult to identify the true sender of the email and is usually not caught until after the money has been transferred.
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DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants employees recently supported the local HERO Meals program in Decatur with a monetary donation, raised from 'blue jean Fridays' at the bank earlier this year. This year, the program provided 90 children from Northwest, Southeast and St.
Be aware that a recent increase has been detected in individuals attempting to gain businesses' bank account information in an effort to commit fraud in the future. These attempts do not necessarily involve Business Online Banking credentials.
MUNCIE, Ind. - Be aware that malware called Cryptowall is showing up with increasing frequency. Cryptowall, an updated version of an older type of malware, will encrypt the hard drive on the PC (or tablet or phone or server) you are working on and will demand a ransom payment via Bitcoin (non-traceable) to decrypt it. If your device is compromised, the only way to fix it is to completely wipe the hard drive and start over. Any data not backed up will be lost.