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.
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.
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.