According to an online statement from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the FBI, nearly 2,000 individuals have fallen victim to a wire payment scam across 45 countries, which has led to an estimated loss of $215 million.
In response to the wire payment scam, law enforcement agencies are issuing a widespread warning about a large scale operation that is tricking employees at both small and large businesses, called the Business Email Compromise.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - On January 15th 2015, Commerce National Bank welcomed Dr. Michael Hicks, PhD, from Ball State University to speak on National, Midwest and Local economic trends for the year. The event was hosted at the Ohio 4H Center on the OSU Campus and breakfast was catered by Made From Scratch.
MUNCIE, Ind. & COLUMBUS, Ohio - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) and C Financial Corporation announced they have executed a definitive merger agreement whereby C Financial Corporation will merge with and into First Merchants Corporation, and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Cooper State Bank, will merge with and into First Merchants Bank, N.A.
MUNCIE, Ind. - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has issued a phishing warning regarding the following excerpt:
Fictitious correspondence, allegedly issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding funds purportedly under the control of the OCC and possibly other government entities, is in circulation. Correspondence may be distributed via email, fax, or postal mail.
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) successfully completed its previously announced merger with Community Bancshares, Inc., of Noblesville, Indiana on Friday, November 7, 2014. In connection with the merger, Community Bank has also merged with and into First Merchants Bank. The combined First Merchants Bank has 107 banking centers in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and approximately $5.9 billion in assets, $3.9 billion in loans, $4.6 billion in deposits, and total shareholders’ equity of $700 million.
RICHMOND, Ind. - BRAvo! is a Reid Foundation initiative that brings joy to the serious matter of breast cancer. Community members are invited to decorate a bra that tells a story related to strength and survival, perhaps in honor of a breast cancer survivor or in memory of a loved one who had the disease.
RICHMOND, Ind. - In early September, Richmond First Merchants team members were challenged to raise money for ALS research by Banking Center Manager Traci Saunders and Market President Lee Elzemeyer. If the challenge was reached, Traci would participate in the ice bucket challenge.