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DECATUR, Ind. – First Merchants Bank collected personal hygiene items for the Adams Wells Crisis Center through the month of February. Each quarter, bank employees pick a local nonprofit agency...
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) continues to receive complaints from victims of payday loan telephone collection scams. The typical payday loan scam involves a caller who claims the victim...
Fictitious correspondence, allegedly issued by the OCC regarding funds purportedly under the control of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and other government entities, is in...
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank was named "Company of the Year" by United Way of Delaware County at the 2012 United Way and Funds Volunteer and Company of the Year Awards Banquet....
FLORA, Ind. – Lafayette Bank & Trust is a proud sponsor of the Carroll County Agriculture Association Hall of Fame Banquet and Annual Meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on March 5 at the 4-H...
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Lafayette Bank & Trust will support the American Heart Association through a variety of initiatives at several banking centers through the end of February. The bank is...
MUNCIE, Ind. – First Merchants Bank participated in the 2012 Polar Plunge held Saturday, February 11 on the lawn of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center at Ball State University. At the Polar...
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME) reported an agreement between First Merchants Bank and the FDIC to purchase approximately $117 million of loans and assume $136...
The FBI has released a fraud alert involving email intrusions to facilitate wire transfers to foreign countries. This expands on the current alert in this section, dated January 24, 2012. The...
Be aware of fraud activity involving a physical fax that appears to be from Equifax, the credit agency. The fraud occurs through these steps:The fax tells the recipient that Equifax needs their bank...
You may have heard about bills in the U.S. Senate and Congress intended to protect intellectual property and jobs named, respectively, the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) and Stop...
Zappos announced that a breach was discovered and 24 million accounts have been compromised of information including names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, the last...
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Commerce National Bank held its annual Economic Forecast, featuring Dr. Jim Newton, Jan. 12 at the Ohio 4-H facility on the Ohio State University campus.Dr. Newton, CNB’s...
Trusteer is alerting consumers to a new strain of the malware SpyEye Trojan that attempts to make it difficult to detect fraud by masking what you see.  The best protection is to implement...
The American Bankers Association is warning consumers not to fall victim to a sudden increase in phishing scams that have been reported in states around the country. According to reports,...

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